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I might not have osteoarthritis but I do have arthritis and carpal tunnel any info between those 2 to handle it myself with no meds but creams etc.

I might not have osteoarthritis but I do have arthritis and carpal tunnel  any info between those 2 to handle it myself with no meds but creams etc.

Carpal tunnel: Diclofenac cream is an anti inflammatory that can be prescribed by your doctor. Try to preform stretching exercise of the wrist s where you move them in extension to stretch the flexor tendons that are usually contracted when we type or grip. Good luck ...Read more

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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is 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 and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more


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Is osteoarthritis a curable disease now?

Is osteoarthritis a curable disease now?

No: All treatments such as weight loss, exercise, supplements, medications, injections, and surgery are designed to reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis. There is no cure for the condition but the progression may be slowed down. ...Read more

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Suffering from osteoarthritis and using tovok tablet pl let me know how to come out of this condition?

Suffering from osteoarthritis and using tovok tablet pl let me know how to come out of this condition?

See details: Tovok is glucosamine and it may be helpful in treating osteoarthritis, especially oa involving the knees. In my experience, it is only helpful a relatively small percentage of the time. Talk with your doctor about other alternatives. ...Read more

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What can be done about degenerative disk disease and osteoarthritis?

What can be done about degenerative disk disease and osteoarthritis?

Many things: There are many approaches to treating disk disease and oa. These include rest, use of heeat and ice applications, physical therapy, pain medications, muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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If i suffer from finger pain due to osteoarthritis would using a video game controller make my condition worse ?

If i suffer from finger pain due to osteoarthritis would using a video game controller make my condition worse ?

It could: Osteoarthritis is like losing tread on a tire. If you drive, then its bad for the tire. You need to figure out which joint it is and how much pressure you place on that joint when playing. ...Read more

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I am interested in optimising my health with mild Crohn's disease and osteoarthritis what are the best supplements?

I am interested in optimising my health with mild Crohn's disease and osteoarthritis what are the best supplements?

Misinformed?: I would bet you that the doctor who knows and cares for you has not recommended supplements. Supplements do not optimize your health. They optimize the wallets of those who produce them. I would follow your doctor's advise for good health in your conditions. ...Read more

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29yrs. Male. Diagnosed with osteoarthritis. Doing exercises and physiotherapy. Pain is low. Please recommend medicines which help me with the disease.

29yrs. Male. Diagnosed with osteoarthritis. Doing exercises and physiotherapy. Pain is low. Please recommend medicines which help me with the disease.

Medication for OA: Generally the NSAIDs work the best as they control the pain as well as the inflammation, which is in part the reason for the pain in the first place. Ibuprofen and Naproxen and Meloxicam are good examples of this. ...Read more

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Can I run an 8km if I have an osteoarthritis-like condition on my right ankle?

Can I run an 8km if I have an osteoarthritis-like condition on my right ankle?

Varies: It varies somewhat. What you would want to do is gradually increase your distance running to see the level of activity that is well tolerated, which may or may not be an 8k run. Some people will also be able to do more in a run if they do a "run-walk" as well rather than a continuous walk. This was popularized by Chris Galloway as a way for more people to run without injury. ...Read more

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