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Safe to take Aleve (naproxen) for arthritic pain if taking BP medication?

Safe to take Aleve (naproxen) for arthritic pain if taking BP medication?

Usually: Aleve (naproxen) may occasionally raise bp. The best way to know is to monitor your BP at home with an inexpensive digital unit. ...Read more

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Do psychiatrist medications cause extra creaky or weakened joint strength? Can they also cause arthritic symptoms?

Do psychiatrist medications cause extra creaky or weakened joint strength? Can they also cause arthritic symptoms?

A rare side effect: You do't specify the medication - so all one can say is that some do have rare reports of joint pain. Some are actually being prescribed to relieve such pain - and it is not likely to make sense anytime soon. Trust yourself - if you are not able to justify the negative side effects for the help - ask Dr. To get you off that one. Either try another or rely on CBT therapy. ...Read more

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What to do about my arthritic shoulder?

What to do about my arthritic shoulder?

Depends: Treatment of arthritic shoulders depends on causes and severity. If rheumatoid arthritis that needs to be controlled first. Then a joint replacement can be performed even at your age. If post traumatic and steroid injections no longer help then an arthroscopic clean out might help buy time. When you can not tolerate pain you will need a joint replacement and a decrease in activities. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an arthritic flare-up and gout?

What is the difference between an arthritic flare-up and gout?

Inflammation: "itis" of any kind is a general term for inflammation. Arthritis stands classically for inflammation in a joint. Inflammation can be caused by multiple causes including gout. Gout inflammation is acute and can be recognized by it's severity, the joint it involves etc. It is best to see your doctor as soon as possible if you are concerned about this diagnosis. ...Read more

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My lower back is stiff. Possibly arthritic what to do? I'm 53 years old.

My lower back is stiff. Possibly arthritic what to do? I'm 53 years old.

Encourage you: To see your physician so that your back can be evaluated and a treatment plan can be devised. Take care. ...Read more

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Can arthritic pain be helped by hypnosis?

Can arthritic pain be helped by hypnosis?

Probably: Many chronic health conditions, including pain, can be helped by hypnosis and other "alternative" interventions. ...Read more

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What are the non oral treatments for arthritic pain?

What are the non oral treatments for arthritic pain?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. Limiting pressure and movement of joint can also help with relief of pain by preventing inflammation. Wishing you'all the best. ...Read more

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Is there any way to minimize arthritic knobs?

Is there any way to minimize arthritic knobs?

Usually not: Osteoarthritis is the common cause of knobby knuckles. Anti-inflammatory medications help relieve pain and stiffness, but do not prevent or reverse the development of bony swelling of the knuckles. For less common types of inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, there are medications that can help to prevent arthritis from worsening and causing deformities. ...Read more

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It feels like I'm getting a hump in my back. How can I correct it? Or could it just be arthritic?

It feels like I'm getting a hump in my back. How can I correct it? Or could it just be arthritic?

Hard = bone soft =: If you are discussing the curvature of your spine - this is bone if it is hard vs a lipoma or other soft tissue hump if it is soft. Your physician can clarify. If it is the spine agree it could be arthritis, osteoporosis. Your physician can help clarify and discuss the evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an arthritic hip?

How can I tell if I have an arthritic hip?

Med eval: I am sorry but there is inadequate information to answer this question. Your best bet is to see your family doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Arthritic changes in big toes, what to do?

Arthritic changes in big toes, what to do?

Depends: What the changes are and where exactly they are located. Would also depend on how much pain it is causing. If there is no pain you don't necessarily have to do anything.
Options include: topical antiinflammatories, injection therapy, orthotics and surgery. ...Read more

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What does "arthritic" mean in relation to vertebrae in the spine?

What does "arthritic" mean in relation to vertebrae in the spine?

Our spine ages with: Imaging changes having been demonstrated as early as age 10 years and continuing from there. It is labeled degenerative changes and sometimes this can lead to pain symptoms and then it is called degenerative disc disease or arthritis of the spine. It not only can affect the disc levels but the joints of the spine known as facet joints. ...Read more

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Need to get 60 pounds off. Any suggestions. Knees are arthritic would love a food plan to follow. T?

Need to get 60 pounds off. Any suggestions. Knees are arthritic would love a food plan to follow. T?

Not easy but: Can be done if you are willing and prepared to eat (really less) but good health nutritional food, work very hard in gym, you will in time but not over night. Plan is in your hand and mind, you already know. ...Read more

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I have several arthritic knuckles that periodically cause distracting pain. Any home remedies? Stretches, etc.?

I have several arthritic knuckles that periodically cause distracting pain. Any home remedies? Stretches, etc.?

Arthritic knuckles: Try hand exercises by relaxing your hand. Start with your fingers straight and close together. Bend the end and middle joints of your fingers. Keep your wrist and knuckles straight. Moving slowly and smoothly, return your hand to the starting position. Repeat with your other hand. If you can, perform multiple repetitions of this exercise on each hand. Also try anti-inflammatory meds or splinting. ...Read more

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Any feeling about prolotherphy for arthritic knees?

Any feeling about prolotherphy for arthritic knees?

Doesn't hurt: To try. Once there is true arthritis of bone on bone contact, I don't think much adjunctive therapy helps though. ...Read more

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What is the best natural way to relieve arthritic pain?

What is the best natural way to relieve arthritic pain?

There are some...: Local heat applications with hot/wet towel can cause some relief depending on the cause of arthritis. You need to know if it is degenerative (osteoarthritis) or is it rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis can be helped some by natural adjustments, not rheumatoid...This one will require medication given be a rheumatologist (specialist). ...Read more

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Could it be bad to move an arthritic knee?

Could it be bad to move an arthritic knee?

No: It is important to maintain range of motion in an arthritic joint to prevent joint contracture and stiffness. ...Read more

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What is the best pain killer for arthritic knees?

What is the best pain killer for arthritic knees?

Arthritis: Non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are the first line. ...Read more

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What kind of therapy is good for an arthritic foot?

What kind of therapy is good for an arthritic foot?

Several approaches: The most important thing is to know what types of arthritis you have many different types of arthritis can affect the foot joints. The therapies used may different depending on type of arthritis
See a podiatrist or rheumatologist first ...Read more

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Can flying affect arthritic knees?

Can flying affect arthritic knees?

NO: Not the flying, only the limited ability to move the knee will may a problem in making it more sore at that particular time. ...Read more

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How can I treat arthritic leg pain?

It depends: It depends on the cause and severity of the pain. Is it back, hip, knee or something else? See a rheumatologist. ...Read more