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Does microcurrent therapy work on arthritis?

Does microcurrent therapy work on arthritis?

Sham: I have never heard of this treatment, it is very likely a sham that will cost you money but will not help you out. I would stick to mainstream medicine. ...Read more

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 =o)

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
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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 would be the best treatment for arthritis of the spine?

What would be the best treatment for arthritis of the spine?

Back Arthritis: Exercise, avoid inactivity. Get out and walk, do flexibility exercises and stretching, neutral spine core stability exercises will improve the support structures of your spine without aggravating your arthritis. ...Read more

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What is treatment for psoriatic arthritis?

What is treatment for psoriatic arthritis?

Many good options: There are highly effective treatments. Often, we now use biologic medications, like Enbrel, Humira, Remicade, Simponi, Cimzia or Stelara (ustekinumab). These are injected. Some are pills such as methotrexate. Recently a new pill was approved called Otezla. A rheumatologist is experienced in treating psoriatic arthritis and can help. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for psoriatic arthritis?

What is the treatment for psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic Arthritis: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/psoriatic-arthritis/ds00476/dsection=treatments-and-drugs.

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What are the treatment methods for psoriatic arthritis?

Biologics-last Rx!: Most patients do not need biologics, which should be reserved for the most severe cases. Sulfasalazine, co-adminstered with mtx is a good option, and very inexpensive. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of arthritis in the hand?

What is the treatment of arthritis in the hand?

Heat: And anti-inflammatory medications if there are no contraindications and gentle exercise ...Read more

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What is the latest about gen theraphy for arthritis?

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 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 natural treatment for arthritis?

What is the best natural treatment for arthritis?

Supplements & activi: Omega-3 fatty acis, calcium, vitamin d3 and zinc! these will help in food or as supplements. Stay as active as possible, and avoid teraumatic activities, ie. Running, jumping, or contact sports. Cycling, yoga, pilates, circuit weight training are better activities! ...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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Which treatment will I get for juvenile arthritis?

Which treatment will I get for juvenile arthritis?

Depends!: Treatments are quite varied and will depend on the preferences of the treating rheumatologist or pediatric rheumatologist. However, treatment for jia should not be directed by a pcp or pediatrician. This is a serious issue! ...Read more

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What treatment will one get for juvenile arthritis?

What treatment will one get for juvenile arthritis?

JIA and treatment: NSAIDs like aleve and ibuprofen can help with joint pain and swelling but will not prevent the loss of cartilage. Steroid injections in larger joints like a knee can alleviate symptoms for a few months. If the arthritis affects many joints, and small joints, than treatment would include lowering the immune system with medications such as methotrexate, enbrel, or humira ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for reactive arthritis?

What is the best treatment for reactive arthritis?

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

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What is the best treatment for rheumatic arthritis?

What is the best treatment for rheumatic arthritis?

Depends: I can't give you a straight answer here without more information about you and your diagnosis workup. ...Read more

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What is shark cartilage treatment for people with arthritis?

What is shark cartilage treatment for people with arthritis?

Dangers abound: Shark fin soup, made from the cartilaginous pectoral & dorsal fins of shark, has been in use since at least the ming dynasty in china. It is used medicinally in china to lower cholesterol & to combat cancer & heart disease but it's benefits are controversial. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. ...Read more

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What can you do to use vinegar in the treatment of arthritis?

What can you do to use vinegar in the treatment of arthritis?

I don't!: When I moved to knoxville, "joggin in a jug, " was a popular commercial extoling the benefits of unfiltered vinegar. While I believe it is healthy, no scientific studies show arthritis benefits! ...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

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