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Dr. C Julio Aponte
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Arthritis Therapy (Overview)

Arthritis therapies are a kind of pain medication.


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What do chiropractors do in arthritis therapy?

What do chiropractors do in arthritis therapy?

Little: Chiropractors use an outmoded, ancient idea as a theoretical basis for treatment. The use high powered x-rays to find "subluxations" of the spine as a cause of all illness. They provide a deep massage which might give temporary relief but no cures. They cannot treat arthritis with these ideas and are more than likely to aggravate and worsen this condition. See your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. C Julio Aponte
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Arthritis Therapy (Overview)

Arthritis therapies are a kind of pain medication.


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What are the goals and principles in arthritis therapy?

What are the goals and principles in arthritis therapy?

What arthritis?: For rheumatoid arthritis the goal, is to stop the progression of the disease with medicines like methotrexate, plaquanil, sulfalazines and others. For osteoarthritis the goal is to aliviate pain, improve function. Only preventing repetitive or occupational injuries to joints may prevent some of the disease, but otherwise there is no proven medicine to stop the progression of oa. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
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Living with Degenerative Arthritis (Checklist)

Lose weight.
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Regular low impact cardiovascular exercise.
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Light weight training.
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Glucosamine/Chondroitin supplementation.
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What are the side effects of icy hot for arthritis therapy ?

What are the side effects of icy hot for arthritis therapy ?

Local irritation: There are very few long term effects and not much gets absorbed into the body, however some people can be allergic to the compounds and develop a rash or inflammation where this is applied. These will typically resolve if the therapy is stopped. ...Read more

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What are the goals and principles in arthritis therapy?

What arthritis?: For rheumatoid arthritis the goal, is to stop the progression of the disease with medicines like methotrexate, plaquanil, sulfalazines and others. For osteoarthritis the goal is to aliviate pain, improve function. Only preventing repetitive or occupational injuries to joints may prevent some of the disease, but otherwise there is no proven medicine to stop the progression of oa. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Morell Dr. Morell
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Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (Checklist)

Communicate with physician if breakthrough flares occur to adjust meds
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Learn to differentiate osteoarthritis pain from rheumatoid flare
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Take medications as prescribed and keep active
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What should I do before using icy hot arthritis therapy ?

What should I do before using icy hot arthritis therapy ?

Strength?: Clean the skin where you are applying it. Check what strength the icy hot ointment, cream or patch has (this is the % or strengh). Try it on in a small surface first to check for the effect. If it does not help try stronger %. Read the manufacturer recommendations. If it burns too much...Wipe it out. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of icy hot for arthritis therapy ?

Local irritation: There are very few long term effects and not much gets absorbed into the body, however some people can be allergic to the compounds and develop a rash or inflammation where this is applied. These will typically resolve if the therapy is stopped. ...Read more

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Dr. Jessica Allan Dr. Allan
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Living with Psoriatic Arthritis (Checklist)

Maintain contact with your rheumatolgist to guide your treatment
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Choose healthy lifestyle by quitting smoking, exercising & eating well
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Go to the National Psoriasis Foundation for more support
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What do chiropractors do in arthritis therapy?

Little: Chiropractors use an outmoded, ancient idea as a theoretical basis for treatment. The use high powered x-rays to find "subluxations" of the spine as a cause of all illness. They provide a deep massage which might give temporary relief but no cures. They cannot treat arthritis with these ideas and are more than likely to aggravate and worsen this condition. See your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What treatment for good for arthritis?

What treatment for  good for arthritis?

Depends.: There are over 100 types of arthritis. Most patients are treated with nsaids for symptomatic relief, but other drugs are used, dependent on type of arthritis you are dealing with. The diagnosis of arthritis is too broad, and simply should not be made as the "diagnosis.". ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for arthritis?

What is the best treatment for arthritis?

Tylenol/ exercise: No best treatment for not so bad arthritis you can try tylenol (acetaminophen) / arthritis as needed basis with good exercise. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment like ayaurveda or homeo for arthritis following chickungunya?

Is there any treatment like ayaurveda or homeo for arthritis following chickungunya?

Yes, homeopathy: Homeopathy can be effective in chikungunya fever -- a viral disease spread by infected mosquitoes -- and post-chikungunya chronic arthritis. It is not only one medicine for everyone, but individualized homeopathic treatment for each patient so affected. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23870379 for a review of homeopathy in immunology: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21622275. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for arthritis pain?

What is the best treatment for arthritis pain?

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

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What is the best natural treatment for arthritis?

What is the best natural treatment for arthritis?

Supplements & activi: Omega-3 fatty acis, calcium, vitamin d3 and zinc! these will help in food or as supplements. Stay as active as possible, and avoid teraumatic activities, ie. Running, jumping, or contact sports. Cycling, yoga, pilates, circuit weight training are better activities! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for gout and arthritis?

What is the best treatment for gout and arthritis?

See your physician: The best thing is to be examined to determine the underlying cause. This will determine the best treatment approach. ...Read more

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Which treatment will i get for juvenile arthritis?

Which treatment will i get for juvenile arthritis?

Depends!: Treatments are quite varied and will depend on the preferences of the treating rheumatologist or pediatric rheumatologist. However, treatment for jia should not be directed by a pcp or pediatrician. This is a serious issue! ...Read more

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What treatment will one get for juvenile arthritis?

What treatment will one get for juvenile arthritis?

JIA and treatment: NSAIDs like aleve and ibuprofen can help with joint pain and swelling but will not prevent the loss of cartilage. Steroid injections in larger joints like a knee can alleviate symptoms for a few months. If the arthritis affects many joints, and small joints, than treatment would include lowering the immune system with medications such as methotrexate, enbrel, or humira ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for reactive arthritis?

What is the best  treatment for reactive arthritis?

Depends on duration: Let's assume that the infection that caused reactive arthritis has been treated (without this, very difficult to treat symptoms). If joint symptoms less than several months (<6 mths), usually start with nsaids (i.e. Naproxen, diclofenac) for a few weeks. Some with resistant arthritis can have steroid joint injections. For >6 mths, sulfasalazine or Methotrexate is used. Sometimes anti-tnf therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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