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A 64-year-old female asked:

is there any treatment/relief for arthriis in the fingers? mine are crooked and painful sometimes even waking me at night.

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Many treatments: First choice for garden variety "arthur" itis is generally acetaminophen. Next choice is non steroidal antiinflammatory drug such as ibuprofen. After that there are a wide variety of medications which can be tried. Some have potential side effects. Hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate, injections of steroids, topical agents, glucosamine / chondroitin, narcotics, etc.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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