A 55-year-old female asked:
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i have osteio arthritis in b/knees with degenerative changes w/swelling below knees. what can i take or use to help pain? ty

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pain: In addition to the treatments recommended by your physician - acupuncture, Microcurrent Electrical Therapy (MET) and Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) may be helpful. Discuss with your doctor. Take care.
Answered on Oct 13, 2015
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: NSAIDs, Tylenol (acetaminophen) based products, and nutritional supplements with chondroitan and keratin sulfate are the typical oral things used to varying degrees of success. Visco supplementation involves the injection of a lubricant into the knee which can sometimes give good relief for months at a time. I would not hesitate to discuss with orthopedic surgeon or rheumatologist.
Answered on Oct 12, 2015
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