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Bee Treat Arthritis
Yes in rodents: For millenia bee venom has been used in chinese traditional medicine to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Does it really work? Is it safe? That's what has to be demonstrated to get fda approval. So far several studies demonstrate efficacy in experimentally-induced arthritis in rats and rabbits. There are beneficial effects on cultured human prostate cancer cells. Related? Clinical studies are planned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's possible!: If you ask most allopathic physicians, the answers will be no. I am an allopath too, but, being a japanese and possibly biased, i must say garlic in general with its compound called allicin does have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibiotic, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties. Garlic in my opinion is underrated. It can possibly help with symptoms of arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: Try to stay active. You may have to modify how you do things, but stay in shape. Find exercises that you can do without irritating the arthritic joints. Many folks with arthritis can exercise in the water (but you have to have access to a pool). Many facilities have classes and groups for arthritis sufferers. Your primary provider can help you find the best medications for your situation. ...Read more
Manage: Generally you can manage arthritis rather than "cure" it. If it is isolated to a joint & severe enough, a joint replacement could cure it if that joint is replacable. Some joints can also be fused. If it is a generalized problem you first need to identify what the arthritis is: rheumatoid, osteoarthritis etc. If osteoarthritis, weight control, smoking cessation &exercise are important ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you are overweight, the best means of reducing stress on your joints is weight loss. For painful arthrits of the knee for every pound you are overweight you induce anywhere from 4-7 pounds of added force thru your knee depending on activity such as stair climbing. Put down the cheeseburger and choose something healthy. You can't change genetics which probably is the most important factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on how it is affecting you. In general, staying physically active (aerobic exercise at least 30 min 3 times a week), strengthen the core muscles (low back and tummy muscles). Stretching, heat, cold, over the counter pain relievers can also help. When they do not, see your primary provider. Seeing a spinal specialist may be helpful. ...Read more
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