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How Do I Treat Arthritis Without Taking Medicine
Arthritis 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
I'm taking methotrexate along with folic acid. Are there any holistic medicines to treat my psoriatic arthritis?
Yes, many: There are a huge array of holistic/complementary approaches to treating psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. See http://www.Thorne.Com/altmedrev/.Fulltext/12/4/319.Pdf ; http://www.Familynaturopath.Ca/tips-resources/articles/solving-psoriasis/ ; http://homeopathyplus.Com.Au/psoriasis-treated-by-homeopathy/ ; http://bit.Ly/17eaeuh i advised working with a good holistic md ;/or homeopath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello Doc, I recently participated in a clinical trial 4 drug 2 treat R. Arthritis & am having pain in my hands & feet. What should I do 4 treatment?
Talk to trial team: Speak to your doctor who is conducting the trail , make sure is not the re-action to medication ...Read more
Several things: Try to stay active. You may have to modify how you do things, but stay in shape. Find exercises that you can do without irritating the arthritic joints. Many folks with arthritis can exercise in the water (but you have to have access to a pool). Many facilities have classes and groups for arthritis sufferers. Your primary provider can help you find the best medications for your situation. ...Read more
See details: I assume you mean rheumatoid arthritis even though there are numerous types of arthritis that can cause joint damage. The basic treatment is to use meds that can place the disease in remission and help to prevent progression or damage. One usually starts with Methotrexate and then if necessary add a biologic agent such as enbrel, humira, remicade, (infliximab) etc. ...Read more
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