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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.
once
Regular low impact cardiovascular exercise.
daily
Light weight training.
daily
Glucosamine/Chondroitin supplementation.
daily
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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
Once
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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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