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Is there any way to stop the hand deformities that come along with erosive inflammatory osteoarthritis?

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Dr. Sheeja Francis
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Slow w weight loss: It is difficult stop deformities in erosive oa. However, you can help slow progression and reduce pain by losing weight.
Dr. Gary Pess
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: I would see a hand surgeon. Waldo floyd iii is in macon and is excellent!
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. You may need to get braces or splints in joints that may have significant arthritis to avoid deformities. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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