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Can living in a desert climates help people with arthritis?

Can living in a desert climates help people with arthritis?

Desert areas?: Desert climates usually indcate the presence of a chronic high pressure system over the area, with now low pressure front coming in, which bring rainm precedede by a drop in barometric pressure. It is this that makes patients with arthritis ache! so, given to area, the desert southwest or seattle, where would arthritis patients ache more! seattle! ...Read more

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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For 57+ female with arthritis, knee joint feels little heavier during cold weather but fine during hot climates. Is it normal ?

For 57+ female with arthritis, knee joint feels little heavier during cold weather but fine during hot climates. Is it normal ?

Yes: Yes, arthritic knee pain is characteristically worse in cold and better in warm. That is one reason many older people in America will move south as they retire. ...Read more

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What is the best way to manage arthritis ?

What is the best way to manage arthritis ?

Stay active: Arthritis can be thought of as rust in the joint, and staying active is the best way to keep the joints moving freely. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also be helpful, and sometimes injections (depending on the joint) can provide a great deal of relief. ...Read more

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Best way to deal with gout and arthritis?

Best way to deal with gout and arthritis?

Two types?: Gout is an arthritis! you should be on Colchicine with a drug to lower your uric acid, such as Allopurinol or uloric. An NSAID may be necessary for pain relief. But I have many patient with gout and another form of arthritis causing joint pain. ...Read more

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What is the best thing for arthritis pain?

What is the best thing  for arthritis pain?

Big Question: If referring to over-the-counter, assuming that there are no health problems or contraindications, i usually recommend tylenol (acetaminophen) extra strength 2 twice daily. Have liver function checked if continued long-term basis. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent arthritis?

OA vs RA: Arthritis is a group of over one hundred different conditions so i will discuss the two most common types. Osteoarthritis (oa) is best prevented by exercising, maintaining normal body weight, and avoiding injury. The chance of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be lessened by not smoking. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy to use for arthritis?

What is the best remedy to use for arthritis?

It depends: It depends on the type of arthritis, the joints involved and the severity of the involvement. ...Read more

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Best tolerated arthritis med that is sulfa free?

Best tolerated arthritis med that is sulfa free?

Many but ? diagnosis: This depends on your diagnosis. Sulfa base azulfidine (sulfasalazine) is used in RA, but there are many other medications available. Your physician can have you see a rheumatologist to help decide the best medication ...Read more

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How to know what is best way to cure/remedy arthritis?

How to know what is best way to cure/remedy arthritis?

Unfortunately: Unfortunately there is no cure for arthritis. Depending on the type you have, we either try to put it in remission or control the pain. ...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