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Is there such a thing as an effective natural pain killer? This is for joint pain, arthritis in my case. I'd like to stop taking naproxen. There was a pill called instaflex some time ago, that seemed to alleviate my pain a llittle. But it was too expensi

Is there such a thing as an effective natural pain killer? This is for joint pain, arthritis in my case. I'd like to stop taking naproxen. There was a pill called instaflex some time ago, that seemed to alleviate my pain a llittle. But it was too expensi

Glucosamine: I agree that the long term use of nsaids should be avoided if possible. You can try glucosamine/chondroitin combo. Take at least 1, 500 mg of glucosamine daily and give it a 3 month trial before deciding if it has value. ...Read more

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


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Best treatment for arthritus in hip?

Best treatment for arthritus in hip?

Depends on Type: Treatment of arthritis is based on the type of arthritis. If you have arthritis you should see a rheumatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Rheumatologist specialize in treating arthritis and autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed w/ lumbar facet joint pain & was told I have artheritis in my left hip. Got helpful injection in discs but hip hurts. Best treatments?

Just diagnosed w/ lumbar facet joint pain & was told I have artheritis in my left hip. Got helpful injection in discs but hip hurts. Best treatments?

Hip injection: Consider hip steroid injection first. Sometimes Joint fluid replacement injections can be helpful, however currently insurance does not cover this treatment. ...Read more

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I have painful joints. Especially my left hip, lower back and right ankle. My left hip is really painful all the time. What can be wrong with me?

I have painful joints. Especially my left hip, lower back and right ankle. My left hip is really painful all the time. What can be wrong with me?

Get checked out: These pains can range from a reactive of inflammatory type of arthritis and muscular pain to degenerative spine disease. I am most concern about so many joints being affected. Go can get checked out. There are labs that can be done to eval for autoimmune sources of joint pain. ...Read more

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Vibrating feeling in legs. New onset of painful joints. Hips knees and elbows. Knee will swell at times. No injury. 33 year old active female. Help!

Vibrating feeling in legs. New onset of painful joints. Hips knees and elbows. Knee will swell at times. No injury. 33 year old active female. Help!

Joint swelling: Joint swelling and pain in a young female without trauma may indicate an inflammatory process, autoimmune disease, or maybe even a viral infection. If this persists and does not respond to simple anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or naproxen, see your doc. ...Read more

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Is arthritis in pelvis rare?

Is arthritis in pelvis rare?

Hip arthritis: The hip is part of the pelvis and is an extremely common area for arthritis. It presents with pain and difficulty walking. Treatment includes medications therapy injections and possible surgery. ...Read more

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Is it typical to have arthritis in pelvis at 44?

See below: You can osteoarthritis if there has been trauma, if you are overweight, or if you have had multiple vaginal deliveries.
If you have involvement of the si joint this can be seen with osteoarthritis and seronegative spondyloarthritis. Talk to your treating doctor about what type arthritis you have as therapy varies according to what you have. ...Read more

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How long. Does a shifted pelvis take to heal? How rare is hving arthritis in pelvis at 44? Already have condition in othrt parts of. Body.

How long. Does a shifted pelvis take to heal? How rare is hving arthritis in pelvis at 44? Already have condition in othrt parts of. Body.

Pelvic arthritis...: Pelvic arthritis is quite common, sacroiilitis, osteiitis pubis, periosteal inflammation of the pelvic brim. Seronegative spondyloarthropathies are the prinicipal causes and frequently misdaignosed. I don't believe in your "chiropractic" diagnosis of pelvic shift. See a rheumatologist! You almost certainly have an inflammatory condition! ...Read more

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Bone scan showed increased vascularity in pelvis. Could this be arthritis in my lumbar spine?

Bone scan showed increased vascularity in pelvis. Could this be arthritis in my lumbar spine?

Are you: Referring to the vascular phase of a 3 phase bone scan? Lumbar spine pathology would localize to the lumbar spine on the bone scan, not the pelvis. ...Read more

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Lower lumbar has a lg. Swollen area in shape of sacrum where connects 2 pelvis. Have pain/ct scan just shows arthritis>left than rt. What could it be?

Lower lumbar has a lg. Swollen area in shape of sacrum where connects 2 pelvis. Have pain/ct scan just shows arthritis>left than rt. What could it be?

Cyst: On occasion, sacroiliac joint athritis can have associated synovial joint cysts form that can become quite large. These can many times be overlooked on a routine ct scan. These cysts are more readily picked up on mri. These tend to very in size with activity and rest. ...Read more

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Severe pain in groin intermittently with certain movements after acetabular fracture repair. Then til now 6yrs. 0 arthritis joint, margins are good.?

Early arthritis: Sounds like you sustained a high- energy pelvic and associated acetabular fracture. Apparrently u had orif of acetabulum but did not require pelvic stabilization. If u are having groin pain now 6 yrs. Post-op the most likely cause is arthritis, despite 'negative' x-rays. Sounds like your surgeon did an excellent job on a very demanding fracture (s)... (internal rotation of hip is usually painful 1st). ...Read more

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Does rain have any association with hip arthitis?

Does rain have any association with hip arthitis?

It may: Often a change in barometric pressure can affect joints. So when the pressure changes in advance of a storm, many people with osteoarthritis may register that change in pressure long before a storm is visible.
For some relief, try eating anti-inflammatory foods (lots of veggies and fruits), cut down on the 'white' (sugar, flour, etc). Then give it some time. ...Read more

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Can chiropractic benefit artiritis pain in the hip?

Can chiropractic benefit artiritis pain in the hip?

Often they can.: Discuss this option with your medical provider. ...Read more

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What can be a remedy for the hip artritis? Other having needles every 6 or 9 months?

What can be a remedy for the hip artritis? Other having needles every 6 or 9 months?

Treatment Hip: If you have hip arthritis treatment options depending on the cause of the arthritis may vary. They might include a hip replacement, an osteotomy to reposition the hip, physical therapy, use of a cane, weight loss, or medication. Repeated hip injection may have some unwanted side effects cause isnfection or cause further joint damage. Consult with your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have lower spinal arthiritis, I also hyper-extend my back naturally. I have these lumps above my hips that swell up and hurt, what are they?

Time for imaging: If you have any lumps that swell or hurt, it has to be imaged first in order to be diagnosed. A simple x-ray may be a good place to start, as any abnormality of bone will show up, and can be correlated with your spinal arthritis history. An MRI would show soft tissue features (muscle, tendon, cysts, etc). So, both together can yield the answers you're looking for. Until then, it's only speculati. ...Read more

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What do I do if im feeling pain in my hip from arthritous?

What do I do if im feeling pain in my hip from arthritous?

Get Evaluated: Get evaluated for a proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have arthitis of the hip and ankle and feet?

How can I tell if I have arthitis of the hip and ankle and feet?

You'll know it.: Suspicions of arthritis begin with symptoms such as pain, swelling, heat, grinding and instability, just to name a few. The symptoms ca be used as a guide for testing such as x-rays and blood work. To remove all doubt, consult with a specialist. ...Read more

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I have arthritus in the hip what to do?

I have arthritus in the hip what to do?

Many things: The most important fact to know is what kind of arthritis you have. Generically using pain medication like tylenol (acetaminophen) or using anti inflammatory medication weight loss can bechelpful as well. Physical therapy to strengthen the muscle around the joint are also important. ...Read more

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70 year old having artherities recently complaing of severe hip pain, vomiting & ecessive urinationation. What z it? Fell down 5 months ago.

Be seen: I would sure be seen. Unlikely fall 5 months ago is telated to current pain. There are multiple potential causes, but one possible cause if nausea, frequent urination, and severe "hip" pain would be a kidney infection. Be seen. ...Read more

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I want to have the slevee operation my BMI is 35 I have asthma and arthris in my hip bad I'm 43 and have untied health high deductible how much I pay?

I want to have the slevee operation my BMI is 35 I have asthma and arthris in my hip bad I'm 43 and have untied health high deductible how much I pay?

Shop around: Make sure your insurance covers the procedure, then make sure both the doctor and the facility where the procedure will be performed are covered, as well as all the ancillary services that they require - psychological evaluation, nutritionist etc. Sounds that this operation will do you well, good luck! ...Read more

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I have started to get intermitant pain in a hip joint at 53; is it athritis; what natural remedies are there?

I have started to get intermitant pain in a hip joint at 53; is it athritis; what natural remedies are there?

Not Necesarily: See a physician to help make a diagnosis and prescribe the appropriate treatment. There are many causes of hip pain. ...Read more

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Will the shot enbrel (etanercept) still work or cause harm, (using it for arthrtis in hip& pain all over) if you go down to far or a little blood comes back in syr?

Autoinjector is easy: The medication should work fine. Because of the short length of the needle, it is almost impossible to inject it into a blood vessel. ...Read more

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Xray said degenerative disk changes in neck. Pain neck, arm, tiighs and hips. Something to worry about? The Dr said its mild artheritis.

Xray said degenerative disk changes in neck. Pain neck, arm, tiighs and hips. Something to worry about? The Dr said its mild artheritis.

Normal aging: As we age the majority of individuals after the age of fifty will have wear and tear changes of the spine. We treat the patient's symptoms not their X-rays. If you are not have symptoms do not worry. It like getting wrinkles of the skin ...Read more

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Hip pain swelling and the inability to put weight on my leg. The doctor didn't do an xray. He claimed arthiritis should he have done n xray?

Hip pain swelling and the inability to put weight on my leg. The doctor didn't do an xray. He claimed arthiritis should he have done n xray?

Arthritis?: First off you should not have osteoarthritis at this age. If you do have arthritis them you should be treated. In any case an x-ray would be a minimum starting place. You may also need an mri. ...Read more

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I'm 39 with lower back and hip pain naproxen help 4 a day is this arthrites. And should I be having it in 76 % weather? Also could I have hairline

I'm 39 with lower back and hip pain naproxen help 4 a day is this arthrites. And should I be having it in 76 % weather? Also could I have hairline

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...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


Analgesic (Definition)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more