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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
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
Many ways: First, see a rheumatologist and get the correct diagnosis. Treatment of all types of inflammatory arthritis include rest of imflamed joints, anti-inflammatory medication, possibly low dose steroids or injections of steroids into joints. Systemic treatments such as Methotrexate and biologic therapy (like Enbrel (etanercept) or humira) are also used physical therapy also important. ...Read more
That is...: ...A very complex question involving a very complex condition. There are a number of protocols used, but the bottom line is that a specialist is generally required to taylor a medication regimen to your particular child. I don't think i can give a better answer in the 400 characters allowed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exercise, medication: The therapy included physical exercise and medications. Once diagnosed we begin intensive therapy with medications such as Methotrexate alone or in combination with other dmards which are disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs or we add biological medications to the Methotrexate such as enbrel, humira, remicade, cimzia, simponi (golimumab) - anti-tnf or other biologics-rituxan, abetacept, actemra. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many ways!: First, it is no longer called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, but juvenile idiopathic arthritis, because it is not rheumatoid arthritis in children! there are so many treatments available, using several meds in tandem as therapy. It is almost always remittable. See a rheumatology specialist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not good.: If a child has an inflammatory knee condition, caused by jia, there are very effective treatments available with very high success rates, some used alone, and some in combinations. I would consider it child abuse not to see a rheumatologist or the hard to find, pediatric rheumatologist. Forget the herbs and spices! this not the 3rd world. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on severity: Osteoarthritis of the knee is very common. Treatment usually starts with exercises, activity modifications, and anti-inflammatory drugs. Steroid injections are usually next, followed by viscosupplementation injections, then discussions about surgery, mainly joint replacement. Additional modalities such as tai chi, yoga, active isolated stretching or similar may also be employed as appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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