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Arthritis Pain Safe Blood Thinning
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
I have never had addiction problems (58 years). Just prescribed Ultram for significant arthritis pain. Is Ultram safe to use?
Probably: Tramadol(ultram) is an opioid since it works by stimulating the mu opioid receptor. It should have been controlled by the fda right at the outset. I have needed to detox numerous people from it. However, your history suggests you can use this safely. As long as you use it for severe pain, avoid routine use, avoid any pattern of use- you will likely be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally Yes: However because anacin has both aspirin and caffeine in it you may want to run it by your doctor that takes care of your blood pressure. Both of these medications can raise your blood pressure and if you are not well controlled can be an issue for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take 2.5 mg lisinopryl for high blood pressure and 600 mg ibuprofen for arthritis pain together or close together?
Several things!: If you have inflammation, for example from rheumatoid arthritis, pain relief may be important, but reducing the cause is probably more important. Mechanical appliances, orthotics, and bracing can help. You may need surgery. Certainly the use of drugs which work like Naproxen should be tried. Prednisone may help. Narcotics are absolutely the last resort! ...Read more
Rest: Initially a short course of rest, ice, compression, and elevation will usually calm the pain down. If this does not help your physician may prescribe anti-inflammatories and physical therapy. Therapy may include the use of heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and exercise. Sometimes injections can be used to help decrease the pain and facilitate therapy. ...Read more
Depends on whether: arthritis is general or a single jt.Meds could incl.NSAIDs (but I feel the may make things worse in the long run),prescription meds like methotrexate, gold salts, etc.For a single jt, prolotherapy, prp, surgery incl replacement are all options.Osteopathic manipulation sometimes helps & some 'arthritis' is actually nerve pain. Discussing options w/ a dr trained in Integrative Pain medicine may help ...Read more
LOTS of things: Exercise and stretching can improve arthritis pain. I recommend alternating resistance and aerobic exercise 6 days per week with stretches every day. Aerobic exercise should be moderate intensity and low impact (elliptical). Losing weight can help. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Aleve can help, but discuss with your doctor before taking. Glucosamine, chondroitin and 5-loxin can help symptoms in some as can topicals. ...Read more
See a rheumatologist: You can go a long way to eliminating the pain by controlled the underlying inflammatory process. See a rheumatologist. There are several medications which can be dramatically beneficial. ...Read more
Lots: However there are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joints or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Generally these options are not covered by your insurance though. Check out regenexx.com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthritis medication: There are a number of different types of arthritis and the type of arthritis you have will determine which class of drugs would be appropriate. I would recommend getting in for a good evaluation from a rheumatologist and letting them guide you in what medications are appropriate. ...Read more
See a rheumatologist: There's no one best way to manage arthritis pain or achieve pain relief.Once a diagnosis of arthritis has been made, effective management of arthritis involves three specific strategies: 1) Patient education, 2) Body rehabilitation, and 3) Pharmacological (medical) management. See a rheumatologist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more
Yes: It blocks the release of substance p from pain fibers. ...Read more
Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more
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