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Does magnetic therapy work for arthritis?

Does magnetic therapy work for arthritis?

Not impressed: I have not been terribly impresses with magnets for joint pain. However if someone asks about it i will not discourage them from trying it. ...Read more

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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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What food supplement products work best for the treatment of osteo-arthritis and fibromyalgia?

What food supplement products work best for the treatment of osteo-arthritis and fibromyalgia?

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 more

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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 =o)

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
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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 more

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I have arthritis in my knees. How well does the artificial joint fluid injection treatment work?

I have arthritis in my knees. How well does the artificial joint fluid injection treatment work?

Well, could be b: Good, but good be better. When used alone, the results are slightly better than taking full-dose nsaids, at much greater cost, when used with the naproxens of the world, results are better than either alone. ...Read more

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What treatment for good for arthritis?

What treatment for  good for arthritis?

Depends.: There are over 100 types of arthritis. Most patients are treated with nsaids for symptomatic relief, but other drugs are used, dependent on type of arthritis you are dealing with. The diagnosis of arthritis is too broad, and simply should not be made as the "diagnosis.". ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for arthritis?

What is the best treatment for arthritis?

Tylenol/ exercise: No best treatment for not so bad arthritis you can try tylenol (acetaminophen) / arthritis as needed basis with good exercise. ...Read more

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Can arthritis treatment be 100% effective?

Can arthritis treatment be 100% effective?

Sometimes: It depends on the type of arthritis you have and what areas of your body are involved. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for painful arthritis?

What is the best treatment for painful arthritis?

First of all: the type of arthritis must be determined. In general ASPIRIN is pretty much an accepted treatment (exception GOUT which may get worse with Aspirin) Suffices to say..get your joint pain evaluated first by your PCP then a referral to a RHEUMATOLOGIST may be advisable Hope this helps!] Dr Z ...Read more

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I want to try an alternative arthritis treatment. What's safe?

I want to try an alternative arthritis treatment. What's safe?

Arthritis: Alternative arthritis treatments, which are far more than can be mentioned in 400 letters, are often safe, but often ineffective. Glucosame has some positive effect on arthritis, but most are no better than placebo (help about 30% of those who try it). Most physicians do not recommend treatments that have no more benefit than a placebo, but most patients with arthritis try them anyway. ...Read more

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What is a good medication for the treatment of severe arthritis?

What is a good medication for the treatment of severe arthritis?

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

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Is there any treatment like ayaurveda or homeo for arthritis following chickungunya?

Is there any treatment like ayaurveda or homeo for arthritis following chickungunya?

Yes, homeopathy: Homeopathy can be effective in chikungunya fever -- a viral disease spread by infected mosquitoes -- and post-chikungunya chronic arthritis. It is not only one medicine for everyone, but individualized homeopathic treatment for each patient so affected. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23870379 for a review of homeopathy in immunology: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21622275. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for arthritis pain?

What is the best treatment for arthritis pain?

See a rheumatologist: There's no one best way to manage arthritis pain or achieve pain relief.Once a diagnosis of arthritis has been made, effective management of arthritis involves three specific strategies: 1) Patient education, 2) Body rehabilitation, and 3) Pharmacological (medical) management. See a rheumatologist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for gout and arthritis?

What is the best treatment for gout and arthritis?

See your physician: The best thing is to be examined to determine the underlying cause. This will determine the best treatment approach. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has rheumatiod arthritis. What is the best treatment?

My girlfriend has rheumatiod arthritis. What is the best treatment?

Rheumatoid arthritis: She can start with an antiinflammatory drug like Ibuprofen or Naproxen but she needs to see a rheumatologist to get more specialized treament regimens. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gouty arthritis?

What is the treatment for gouty arthritis?

Ideally prevention: Arthritis from gout occurs when uric acid crystals from the blood stream get deposited in the joints. The crystals cause an inflammatory reaction that can cause severe joint damage and arthritis. Ideally the treatment involves lowering uric acid levels in the body either with diet or medication. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gouty arthritis?

What is the  treatment for gouty arthritis?

Lowering uric acid !: You need to lower uric acid, but if done too rapidly, it paradoxically might bring on an attack. Most patients should have an acute attack dealt with nsaids, colchicine, or even a steroid injection into the inflamed joint. Low dose Allopurinol 100 mg is started a few days later and incrementally increased to lower uric acid levels to or below 6mg/%. No need for anyone to have chronic problems. ...Read more

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Can homeopathy treatment helpful in arthritis?

Proven effective: Research from controlled studies in mainstream medical journals proves homeopathy can be effective for both rheumatoid & osteoarthritis. See http://homeopathyusa.Org/home/eb/arthritis.Html & http://www.Homeopathic.Com/articles/using_homeopathy_for_ailments/homeopathic_medicines_for_arthritis.Html homeopathic treatment is highly individualized so it is best to consult a professional homeopath. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the best treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

Biologicals: The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has really improved over the last decade since introduction of new class of medications called biological they have many side effects and need to be selected properly for best fit for individual patient please talk to your rheumatologist who will be the best one to answer your specific question good luck. ...Read more

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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