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Does plaquinile treat osteoarthritis?

Does plaquinile treat osteoarthritis?

No: I have had rare success in using Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) in aggressive inflammatory osteoarthritis where the joints have a significant amount of reddness, sweliing, and warmth, but the overall answer has to still be no. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs ...Read more


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Why would my rheumy prescribe plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for osteoarthritis? I can't find any research that supports it's use for OA.

Why would my rheumy prescribe plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for osteoarthritis? I can't find any research that supports it's use for OA.

Anti inflammatory : Plaquinal is used in cases of inflammatory arthritis such as rhiematoid arthritis and lupus because it has strong anti-inflammatory characterics. It certainly has a significant side affect profile as well. Presumably your rheumatologist thinks it is indicated for your OA to treat inflmation. Don't hesitate to discuss this with him and never hesitate to get second opinion. ...Read more

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What are the methods to treat osteoarthritis?

What are the methods to treat osteoarthritis?

NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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How to treat osteoarthritis?

How to treat osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is wear & tear arthritis, not inflammatory type like rheumatoid arthritis. That said, exercise & weight loss (if overweight or obese) are key to treating pain & disability. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoarthritis/basics/definition/con-20014749. Consider consulting Physical and/or Occupational Therapist depending upon joint that's affected. ...Read more

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Can adequan treat human osteoarthritis?

Can adequan treat human osteoarthritis?

No: it is not approved for human use. There are not studies to my knowledge showing human benefit. ...Read more

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How will chondroitin help treat osteoarthritis?

May help: A study recently showed it to relieve hand pain from oa, but it would not reverse or stop the arthritis process. ...Read more

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How do u know if u have osteoarthritis and what does it mean?And how can be treated cause my back be very tense sometimes it make hard for me to inhal

How do u know if u have osteoarthritis and what does it mean?And how can be treated cause my back be very tense sometimes it make hard for me to inhal

A few options: Strengthening the muscles around the spine will help a lot. You may want to consider some supplements like glucosamine, however recent research hasn't shown a lot of benefit. Other options include steroid injections, but these don't heal much. You can consider Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) or other joint fluid replacement injections and possible even platelet therapy injections or stem cell procedures. ...Read more

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Is there more than one good way to treat osteoarthritis?

Is there more than one good way to treat osteoarthritis?

See your Doctor: Weight loss can decrease the load on your knees. Every one pound of weight loss is equivalent to decreasing the load on your knees by 4 pounds. Strengthening exercises, supplements, like glucosamine, msm, or same may help. Topical capsacian, nsaids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) injections of hyaluronic acid, and acupuncture can all be helpful. Talk to your doctor before trying supplements and discuss tx options. ...Read more

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What's the best updated way to treat the osteoarthritis?

What's the best updated way to treat the osteoarthritis?

2nd opinion: There are too many strange doc opinions for osteoarthritis. Get a 2nd, 3rd, 4th and so on opinion. Money is well spent! ...Read more

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What are the best treatments to treat osteoarthritis?

Osteorarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a wear and tear kind of arthritis. Usually the medications are to treat the symptoms, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or anti inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen and sometimes stronger narcotic. Glucosamine has shown to slow down progression, exercise is helpful and eventually surgery for joint replacement is needed. May time steroid injections in the joint may help. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of advanced osteoarthritis in the neck and how is it treated?

Pain: Degenerative changes in the cervical spine can cause neck pain as well as symptoms in the arm (radiculopathy) with pain, weakness and numbness. Sometimes, compression of the spinal cord can cause myelopathy. ...Read more

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How is knee osteoarthritis treated?

How is knee osteoarthritis treated?

It depend: There's no known cure for osteoarthritis, but treatments can help to reduce pain and maintain joint movement. Early stages. Acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.Pain medications. Physical therapy.Try braces or shoe inserts.Cortisone shots. Lubrication injections.Surgical procedures. ...Read more

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How to treat osteoarthritis in knee?

How to treat osteoarthritis in knee?

Depends on severity: Osteoarthritis of the knee is very common. Treatment usually starts with exercises, activity modifications, and anti-inflammatory drugs. Steroid injections are usually next, followed by viscosupplementation injections, then discussions about surgery, mainly joint replacement. Additional modalities such as tai chi, yoga, active isolated stretching or similar may also be employed as appropriate. ...Read more

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What are some medications to treat osteoarthritis of the knee?

Medications: There are many different meds like nsaid's, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and Codeine deriative meds. It is very important to incorporate diet, weight loss, and daily physical therapy exercises medications to optimize the treatment. ...Read more

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How can treat with knee osteoarthritis?

How can treat with knee osteoarthritis?

Antiinflammatories..: Oa of the knee is treated with non-steroidal antiinflamatories first if Acetaminophen is not helping. If oral medications are a problem topical capsaicin or topical voltaren (diclofenac) may help. If no better with previous tx., injections of cortisone into the joint may aliviate for hours, days, weeks or months. Before severe, may get injections of lubricants (hyalgan)severe oa may need total knee replacement. ...Read more

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Could DDD and osteoarthritis in spine be causing huge muscle knots in back and chest? How to treat this, very painful.

Could DDD and osteoarthritis in spine be causing huge muscle knots in back and chest? How to treat this, very painful.

Symptoms suggest...: You need to be seen by your primary care physician for thorough evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. If a referral is needed, then your PCP can provide an appropriate referral. ...Read more

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Can I use my exercise bike everyday to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?

Can I use my exercise bike everyday to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?

Manage OA: Using an exercise bike is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis. Your knee will tell you if you've had enough. Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike, swimming). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well. ...Read more

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Best way to treat facet osteoarthritis on my l2-l3, l3-l4, l4-l5 & l5-s1 discs?

Best way to treat facet osteoarthritis on my l2-l3, l3-l4, l4-l5 & l5-s1 discs?

Exercise: With the more levels involved, the less likely surgery will help so exercise, weight control, smoking cessation- if applicable -can help. Avoid prolonged positions like standing or sitting that will aggravate the symptoms. Use of tylenol (acetaminophen) or anti-inflammatory medication can benifit as long as there is no medical reason not to use them. Pain management may help- facet blocks, etc.. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat osteoarthritis except doing surgery for joint replacement?

Is there a way to treat osteoarthritis except doing surgery for joint replacement?

It depends: It depends of the type of arthritis and the severity of involvement. Replacement is indicated when it is the end of the line and all conservative therapy has failed. ...Read more

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How does Rheumatologists treat moderate Osteoarthritis especially at the knees and the spine ? What their treatment plans?

Osteoarthritis: Non-operative treatment includes Tylenol, (acetaminophen) NSAID medication such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn and various types of topical medication. Weight loss and appropriate exercise. Exercise that consists of strengthening the lower extremities modified to avoid aggravating the pain. Wear comfortable shoes with "cushion" in the soles. You can also try a brace. If all fails, see your doctor. Good link: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/ ...Read more

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Plaquenil (Definition)

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