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Can joint injections help ease rheumatoid arthritis joint pain?

Can joint injections help ease rheumatoid arthritis joint pain?

Rheumatoid joints: Absolutely. Cortisone injections into joints with inflammation of any cause can be helped . It's more important to get in with a rheumatology specialist as there r medications which can slow or reverse the disease . ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Bilateral knee pain, arthritis?

Bilateral knee pain, arthritis?

Possibly: Bilateral knee pain is most often related to arthritis but occasionally bursitis or tendinitis can be responsible. The only way to know is to have the knees evaluated and x rays done. ...Read more

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Any jumper's knee (patellar tendinitis) treatmenet?

Any jumper's knee (patellar tendinitis) treatmenet?

Inflammed tendon: Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee"/ typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical therapy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections... For more info http://drmarkgalland.Com/platelet-rich-plasma-may-have-edge-in-jumpers-knee/ rarely requires surgery. ...Read more

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Exercise for knee joint pain?

Exercise for knee joint pain?

Varies: It really is based upon the specific cause of the knee pain. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis as to the source of your knee pain first. ...Read more

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Is glucosamine helpful for knee joint pain?

Is glucosamine helpful for  knee joint pain?

Yes, but hold on: Glucosamine is a natural anti-inflammatory. There have been studies that show improvement in knee pain after taking them (just like nsaids). However, the american academy of orthopaedic surgeons has a position statement recommending against their use because of a randomized controlled trial showing no difference with placebo. Likely will not cause harm if tried however. Discuss with your ortho. ...Read more

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Does prolotherapy help with chronic knee arthritis?

Does prolotherapy help with chronic knee arthritis?

Prolo: Yes. It aids in stabilizing the knee joint preventing further laxity if the ligaments which contributes to worsening of osteoarthritis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any treatments/remedies for osteo arthritis in big toe joints?

Any treatments/remedies for osteo arthritis in big toe joints?

Hallux limitus: Arthritis of the great toe ( hallux) is very common and painful primarily due to the amount of pressure applied to this small joint with each step and the amount of pain free motion required to take a normal step. Pain here is frequently due to inflammation of the synovium, or joint lining, but just as commonly due to a broken spur. Ice, low heeled, stiff soled shoe is best. And see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help tennis elbow tendinitis?

Can acupuncture help tennis elbow tendinitis?

Yes, sometimes: There are always three factors involved in answering this kind of question: 1) the nature of the condition, 2) how responsive you are to acupuncture and 3) the skillfulness of the acupuncturist. Responsiveness is a built- in trait and 3-6 treatments will reveal how well you respond to acupuncture. In general, acupuncture is good for tendonitis. ...Read more

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Knee pain. Knocked , hyperextended n arthritic knees. 56. Too young for knee replacement. Other treatment options?

Knee pain. Knocked , hyperextended n arthritic knees. 56. Too young for knee replacement. Other treatment options?

Visco sup. Injection: Knee strengthening program which should also include core strengthening plus shock absorbing foot orthoses can be helpful.Also visco supplementation injections( syngvisc or Orthovisc) to help lubricate the joints and if in pain cortisone . ...Read more

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Arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, what to do?

Arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, what to do?

See a ............: Rheumatologist to sort both diseases and treatment options out! ...Read more

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Does acupuncture help knee pain?

Does acupuncture help  knee pain?

Sometimes: There is some evidence that acupuncture can help knee pain in some circumstances. However, it can be quite expensive and time consuming if needed on a long term basis. You should have a good examination by a qualified Doctor to determine the cause of knee pain, if possible. Then a treatment plan can be implemented which may include acupuncture. ...Read more

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85 year old torn meniscus in right knee, pain/inflammation when walking. Recommend hyaluronic acid joint injection? Other non-surgical therapies?

85 year old  torn meniscus in right knee,  pain/inflammation when walking.  Recommend hyaluronic acid joint injection? Other non-surgical therapies?

If your joint is in-: -good condition, a menisectomy would be advised, even if borderline. This can slow down further degeneration & possibly avoid a replacement. Hyaluronic acid if the joint is bad & the only option is a replacement, if you are one of the people that get great results, you still may avoid a TKA. If successful they do need to be repeated over time. ...Read more

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Could acupuncture cure tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?

Could acupuncture cure tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?

Very unlikely: But it's also unlikely to do any harm, if practiced correctly. ...Read more

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Loose cartlige in knee vs arthritis in knee?

Loose cartlige in knee vs arthritis in knee?

Same?: This may be one and the same. Cartilage loosens as arthritis progresses. If you have locking and catching then an orthopedic surgeon may help. ...Read more

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Is yoga beneficial for shoulder tendonitis?

Is yoga beneficial for shoulder tendonitis?

Could be.: You can try yoga, and use shoulder symptoms as a guideline. If the yoga activities seem to irritate the shoulder, you may need to stop. ...Read more

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How are knee belts useful in reducing knee pain due to arthritis?

How are knee belts useful in reducing knee pain due to arthritis?

Depends: Some people with very specific types of knee arthritis in which one area of the knee is "worn down" far more than the rest can get some relief by wearing a brace that shifts the body weight off the "worn" area. This only works if you have the type of arthritis specified, and custom-fitted braces work better. ...Read more

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Knee pain when stand/walk. Osteophytes at bilateral tibial spines. Patellofemoral joint spaces reduced. Early osteoarthritis. Need surgery to treat?

Knee pain when stand/walk. Osteophytes at bilateral tibial spines. Patellofemoral joint spaces reduced. Early osteoarthritis. Need surgery to treat?

Not necessarily: Medications, physical therapy, bracing, and even injection therapy are ways to treat early arthritis of the knee without surgery. Consider being seen to discuss which options might be best for you. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A severe illness caused by bacteria named bacillus anthracis. Anthrax disease can result in pneumonia, ...Read more