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Do The Tommy Copper Products Being Sold For Arthritis Work
No: The overall answer is no. There are no simple treatments for arthritis like a copper bracelet. However, will you find people who swear their arthritis is gone after using such treatment? Yes u will. All i can say is they most likely did not have arthritis to start. Arthritis can be treated well but it is a lifelong treatment just like diabetes and high blood pressure for example. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does copper, magnetic, or Phiten brand jewelry and or braces really work for pain such as arthritis?
Yes: data suggests it does. Part of it by helping circulation and calm inflammation down. But exact mechanisms are not well understood. Know this though, we are made if magnetic energy, and whole body responds to energy including Magnetic energy, in a more positive context at lower steady influences. Copper and hematite tend to have some of the most positive effects. Finally, if u believe it, it will! ...Read more
A few: Most supplements have poor evidence for efficacy in pain states. That stated, Alpha lipoic acid, acetylcarnitine, and fish oil have some evidence that they help for neuropathic pain, specifically diabetic neuropathy. Perhaps 1/5 of my patients who try this decide to stay on the supplements because they are beneficial. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have about gin soaked raisans. If they work, how long do you soak and how many do you eat to ease arthritis?
No real studies: The idea of eating gin-soaked raisins to help arthritis pain has been around for ~30 years. It's in the realm of folk remedies, with no testing in the controlled double blind study approach conventional medicine uses. You'd be doing your own personal experiment by trying this, but here's some info: http://tinyurl.Com/n8wocra if it gives better results than oxycodone & percocet, do let us know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: That is up to both of you. You need to sit down with your husband and explain if your pain prohibits you from doing certain things. Hopefully, he will understand how you feel and be willing to take on a greater percentage of the work. ...Read more
Be careful : Eat a healthy, well balanced diet and stay close to your ideal body weight so affected joints have less extra weight to carry around. Get plenty of rest and exercise and decrease stress be aware that many supplements interfere with or enhance effects of medications you're already taking. For example, a number of supplements increase the effects of blood-thinning medications. Check with your doc. ...Read more
Depends on arthritis: It depends on which type of arthritis you have. Osteoarthritis, which is very common for example in the knees can be linked to obesity and part of the recommendations is weight loss/exercise for this. Rheumatoid arthritis needs to be started on specific medications called DMARD's and gout for example another type of arthritis can be treated with NSAID's, colchicine, prednisone and/or others. ...Read more
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