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Doctor insights on: Handling Osteoarthritis Condition

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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. 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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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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Osteoarthritis syndrome is a degenerative form of joint disease. What does it affect?

Virtually all joints: Most joints can be invovled, but some many more times likely than others. Cartilage deteriorates and has little capacity for regneration, since it is devoid of blood flow. Nutrition of cartilage is from diffusion of nutrient fromm blood flowing to adjacent bone and muscle. It can be primary, caused by wear and tear, or be caused by an inflammatory arthritis. Weight bearing joints more likely. ...Read more

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What are some things I can do to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease in my neck?

What are some things I can do to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease in my neck?

Therapy: The best long term treatment for neck pain from degenerative changes is strengthening and stretching exercise. Stretching will help maintain motion and strengthening the muscles will provide support for the worn joints and help delay progression. The best way to get into a routine is to work with a physical therapist a few times then transition to an independent exercise program. ...Read more

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Is degenerative joint disease the same thing as osteoarthritis?

Is degenerative joint disease the same thing as osteoarthritis?

Yes: Arthritis or degenerative joint disease are generic catch all terms applied to all conditions affecting the cartilage inside a joint. There are over a hundred different types of arthritis. ...Read more

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Are degenerative joint disease and osteoarthritis the same thing?

Are degenerative joint disease and osteoarthritis the same thing?

Yes: With wear and tear (chronic use), the outer layer of cartilage in a joint tends to break down or degenerate. ...Read more

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What are differences between osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease?

What are  differences between osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease?

DJD Osteoarthritis: Djd and osteoarthritis are the same. They are both degenerative changes in a joint. It is just that some people favor one over the other. ...Read more

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Diagnosed at 29 with severe osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. Lyrica (pregabalin) 150 bid. Think I have autoimmune disorder, and possible cidp. Is this possible?

Absolutely: It would seem unusual to have a 29 yo with severe osteoarthritis and so you definitely could have more of an inflammatory arthritis, many of which fall in the category of autoimmune disorders. A more detailed history, exam, and appropriate test can usually establish the diagnosis. Thank you for you question. ...Read more

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