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What is the treatment for painful joints?

What is the treatment for painful joints?

Depends on cause.: Joint pains is so complex, that there is a specialty of internal medicine devoted to it: rheumatology. When i spent a year at johns hopkins hospitals during training, i didn't realize i would be studying well over a hundred diseases entities. Joint pains that go on for months, esp. When they are inflammed (hot, red, swollen, painful), then c ur pcp. Joint aches (arthralgia)--try an otc first. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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


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My sister has been diagnosed with Thyphoid & on treatment, earlier on development generalized weakness on her joints & now painful joints all limbs. ?

My sister has been diagnosed with Thyphoid & on treatment, earlier on development generalized weakness on her joints & now painful joints all limbs. ?

Specialist: Is she being treated by a specialist in infectious diseases? This may be a rheumatoid like reaction to the typhoid infection, but a specialist with experience in treating typhoid is best qualified to evaluate and advise her about these symptoms. A rheumatologist may also need to be consulted. ...Read more

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Are there any effective treatments for arthritis?

Are there any effective treatments for arthritis?

Depends: Inflammatory arthritis may be effectively managed with meds, commonly referred to as dmards. Osteoarthritis tends to progress, and most treatments are for controlling symptoms. Ultimately, arthritis can be cured, but only by replacing the joint. As of now, we have no effective way to halt the progress of osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Can arthritis be cured through reiki therapy?

Can arthritis be cured through reiki therapy?

Helped not cured: Research has shown reiki helps in reducing stress & pain & thus would likely benefit many with arthritis.However, i haven't seen any information that suggests that it would totally cure arthritis.There are many types of arthritis & most are chronic & difficult to fully cure. However, there are many alternative therapies that can help: http://www.Arthritistrust.Org/menu_list/articlesimportant.Html. ...Read more

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What can beauty therapy do for an arthritis patient?

What can beauty therapy do for an arthritis patient?

Beautify: I'm not sure what beauty therapy is unless you mean a facial. By doing spa treatments you can feel better and improve your self-esteem. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for reactive arthritis?

What are the best treatments for reactive arthritis?

There are two factor: The goal of treatment is to manage your symptoms and treat any underlying bacterial infections that may still be present. Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic to eliminate the bacterial infection that triggered your reactive arthritis if it's still detectable in your body.For your arthritis signs and symptoms, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, tumor necrosis factor. ...Read more

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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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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 some alternative treatments out there for arthritis?

What are some alternative treatments out there for arthritis?

By alternative,: do you mean other than traditional medicine? If so I don't have an answer. If you mean alternative conventional medicine, ask your question again so it is clear what you mean. ...Read more

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What are the most effective treatments for rheumatiod arthritis?

What are the most effective treatments for  rheumatiod arthritis?

Many options: We are really in a golden age of medications for ra. Biologic medications include enbrel, humira, cimzia, simponi, (golimumab) remicade, rituximab, actemra, anakinra. Small molecule inhibitors include tofacitinib. Then you have the "traditional" medications such as methotrexate, sulfasalazine, arava, imran, and prednisone. Nsaids rarely used now for true rheumatoid arthritis. ...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