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Can Anything Be Done About Knee Arthritis For A Very Athletic Teenager
Yes: The first question is the cause of the arthritis. Inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis have excellent treatments. Osteoarthritis in a teen is uncommon. There are medications, physical therapies as well as complementary therapies that can all be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Although there are people that advocate special diets to help control the pain associated with arthritis, there is no diet, supplement or food that has bene shown to prevent arthritis. Many factors are involved with the development of arthritis, only a few of which we understand. Despite what commercials may claim, as far as weknow, there are no foods that will help with prevention. ...Read more
I take meloxacam for knee arthritis i take xtra strength tylenol which dosent help with my other aches is there anything stronger over-the-counter med?
Antiinflammatory: Although there is mixed feeling about these medications for arthritis pain, try fish oil and glucosamine. These supplements are not proven to help with arthritic knee pain, but some patients have tried them. Also, ice is the most underrated antiinflammatory medicine. Ice, cold packs, frozen pees, may help decreased inflammatory pain. ...Read more
Damage to cartilage: Arthritis by definition is damage to the cartilage that coats the end of bones in a joint. As this damage gets more severe, it leads to inflammation, pain, swelling and even progressive deformities. A variety of treatments are available depending on the stage of progresion of the arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments and exercise therapies available. Consider Stem Cell therapy to help as well. Regenexx.Com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NSAIDs : Assuming the arthritis being asked about is osteoarthritis.....The most common first line medicine is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). Many fall in this category including naprosyn, ibuprofen, diclfenac, etc. If these medications and physical therapy fail, then injections with local anesthetics and corticosteroids are often recommended. ...Read more
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