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Can there be any other way than regular prescription for arthritis?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
If you have..: Inflammatory arthritis, the answer is no. There are some substances, such as omega-3 fatty acids that are modestly anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidants may help. But you will need medication. If you have degenerative joint disease, glucosamine might help, although I am in the camp that lends little support for this. Exercise done properly will help, proper footwear, bracing-all can help.

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