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Can arthritis be cured or is it permanent?

Can arthritis be cured or is it permanent?

Not now: Osteoarthritis is an inflammatory condition affecting joints due to wear and tear. At this time, it can be effectively managed but not cured. ...Read more

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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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Can arthritis be cured?

Can arthritis be cured?

No: Arthritis cannot be cured as of yet. There are different forms of arthritis. Regardless of the cause, once joint damage has taken place, it is unlikely for it to revert to normal. Some forms of arthritis may be controlled or slowed down with treatment. Although a cure is not available, effective therapy is. Stem cell therapy is showing promising results. ...Read more

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How can I treat arthritis permanently?

How can I treat arthritis permanently?

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 more

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How long does it take for arthritis to cure?

Depends.: Arthritis is a very broad term that includes many different kinds of arthritis ( osteoarthritis, gout, psoriatic, rheumatoid, traumatic, viral, gonorrheal, etc.). Some forms never cure while others are transient. As you are young it really could be anything. Need a diagnosis in order to be able to predict the outcome. ...Read more

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What are the food which cure the rhumethoid arthritis?

What are the food which cure the rhumethoid arthritis?

Not only is there no: food that cures it there is no medicine that cures it, only keeps it under control. get in 2 see a rheumatologist 4 eval. ...Read more

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What is the future outlook on arthritis medications/cures?

What is the future outlook on arthritis medications/cures?

See below: Each arthritis and autoimmune disease have their own course, but hopefully in the next ten years based on the current push for funding, we may finally have a drug to halt the progression of osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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What is apostherapy? Is it the latest procedure to cure arthritis?

Shoe gear: It's still early and there is some clinical data to support decline in clinical pain and increase in function to knee arthritic patients, however there is no cure for arthritis, only treatments to maintain it and keep it at bay. The shoe design is meant to take pressure of areas of lower extremity and possibly low back arthritis. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is the cure for arthritis?

What is the cure for arthritis?

What Kind????: There are 100 kinds of arthritis, each one different . Proper diagnosis; finding what kind helps treating each kind of arthritis and finding if it is one of the ones that can be cured or placed in remission. Any promises of "cure of arthritis" is dishonest. ...Read more

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Will there ever a cure for arthritis?

Will there ever a cure for arthritis?

We hope: Research is being conducted and we hope a cure is developed. ...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