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Doctor insights on: Does Wearing A Magnetic Ring Or Bracelet Really Work For Helping Arthritis

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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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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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Does copper, magnetic, or Phiten brand jewelry and or braces really work for pain such as arthritis?

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

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How does magnetic arthritis jewelry work, and how can you tell the difference between good and bad quality beads?

How does magnetic arthritis jewelry work, and how can you tell the difference between good and bad quality beads?

They don't work: There is no difference, it's all "magic beans." if they worked, would doctors sell them too, so that they could make more money? ...Read more

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Do copper bracelet benefit in relieving arthritis pain?

Do copper bracelet benefit in relieving arthritis pain?

No: No scientific evidence prove today of the effeteness of the metal bracelet for arthritis pain. Mostly placebo effects. ...Read more

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Does a necklace of magnets help headaches or a bracelet help arthritis?

Does a necklace of magnets help headaches or a bracelet help arthritis?

Not proven helpful: The magnetic therapy products available to consumers have not been proven to help arthritis. Little magnets are sometimes sewn into bracelets or necklaces. The bracelets may be fashionable, but the magnets do not provide any additional benefits. However, pain is very subjective, so if a person believes he is doing more to treat his pain by wearing magnets, he may truly sense less pain. ...Read more

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How do I get boxwood for arthritis and does it really work?

How do I get boxwood for arthritis and does it really work?

Careful: Boxwood is a very common shrub in the us. The leaves should not be used as they can cause serious harm, including death. I am unsure where you would obtain this but there is no evidence that this is helpful for arthritis. ...Read more

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I put arthritis medication on my penis to last longer. It works really well. I don't put it in the penis hole. Is this unsafe in any way?

I put arthritis medication on my penis to last longer. It works really well. I don't put it in the penis hole. Is this unsafe in any way?

Confusing...: Sorry, this makes no sense. I cannot imagine an arthritis drug that would be applied to the penis, or that it would help arthritis in any way. Do you have something like psoriasis or reactive arthritis, which can cause skin problems on the penis? And maybe using a cortisone-related cream for that purpose? In any case, discuss this with the doctor who prescribed the medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medications work for arthritis?

What medications work for arthritis?

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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What medications work for arthritis?

What medications work for arthritis?

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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How long does it take for the arthritis diet to work?

How long does it take for the arthritis diet to work?

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

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What to if I am ill will arthritis, should my husband and I have equal work loads?

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

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I have about gin soaked raisans. If they work, how long do you soak and how many do you eat to ease arthritis?

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 more

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What can I do if I have arthritis and I can't work buttons very well anymore?

What can I do if I have arthritis and I can't work buttons very well anymore?

Anti-inflammatories: Anti-inflammatory meds such as ibuprofen, Aleve (naproxen) can help. There are topical anti-inflammatory creams which can also help. Depending on your underlying conditions and the involved joints, surgery may be an option. Sometimes a pinched spinal cord in the neck can cause difficulty with working buttons, so ask your doctor about that possibility as well. ...Read more

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Do arthritis supplements really work?

Do arthritis supplements really work?

Controversial: There is considerable debate over whether glucosamine chondroitin works at all. I believe that the glucosamine does help repair cartilage if taken at a dose of 1500 mg of glucosamine per day. The chondroitin probably does not help. Other supplements have never been proven unequivocally. ...Read more

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Can holistic medicine work for arthritis patients?

Yes...: We refer patients to holistic md's and we have seen some encouraging results from doctors prescribing supplements. Also holistic doctors are likely to suggest that a patient make some dietary changes and consider doing a cleanse to remove toxins including heavy metals. A clifford report may be used by a holistic doctor to help guide treatment. ...Read more

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Does zostrix (capsaicin) work for arthritis pain ok?

Does zostrix (capsaicin) work for arthritis pain ok?

Yes: It blocks the release of substance p from pain fibers. ...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