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Does Magnetic Therapy Work For Arthritis
What could be the best treatment for TMJ chronic arthritis in case ibuprofen pills and heat packs don't work any more?Then you very much
Dentist evaluation: Tmj issues can be complex. If you have a displaced articular cartilage, you may need a splint designed to recapture it. If the issue is primarily musculo skeletal, you may need a regimen of physical therapy. It's possible surgery may be required but these decisions require diagnosis by an experienced dentist. The usual process starts with minimal invasiveness and progresses under supervision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Chronic back pain in a 59 yr-old, whose back popped while grabbing a person from falling, 2 years ago, looking for a diagnosis and treatment.....?
Not much on gene: Therapy for osteoarthritis(oa) if that is what you are asking about. However, there has been some very good headway made in dealing with oa with regenerative medicine. Use of prolotherapy, prp and stem cells has been moving along and showing some great promise. Recent article in archives of pmr said prp was better in oa knee than hyaluronic acid! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impossible to answer: It is impossible to answer this without knowing what type of arthritis we are talking about and how severe it is etc. there are vast differences in therapy depending on whether you have inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid disease or non inflammatory disease You need to have professional help to prerly diagnose see a rheumatologist ...Read more
Depends on duration: Let's assume that the infection that caused reactive arthritis has been treated (without this, very difficult to treat symptoms). If joint symptoms less than several months (<6 mths), usually start with nsaids (i.e. Naproxen, diclofenac) for a few weeks. Some with resistant arthritis can have steroid joint injections. For >6 mths, sulfasalazine or Methotrexate is used. Sometimes anti-tnf therapy. ...Read more
Two things: One is the effect of hypertension on kidney function and cautions of arthritis drugs and impaired renal function. For one example NSAIDS. The other is drug interaction between antihypertensive drugs and drugs used for arthritis. A Rheumatologist or Nephrologist can guide your therapy but so could a board certified Family Practitioner or Internist ...Read more
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