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How do I treat arthritis without taking medicine?

How do I treat arthritis without taking medicine?

Depends on the type: That depends on the specific type of arthritis. Gout does well with low purine diet. Exercise is good for many types of degenerative arthritis. Auto-immune types of arthritis need medications though. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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Is neck arthritus treatable?

Is neck arthritus treatable?

No treatment needed: If it is not bothering you. When symptomatic, see a spinal specialist, to initiate conservative management, which will be likely all that will be needed to properly control symptoms related to this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is rheumatoid arthritis treated using traditional medicine?

Can you tell me how is rheumatoid arthritis treated using traditional medicine?

See details: There are numerous meds known as disease modifying agents that are used to treat RA. These include methotrexate, Plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) Sulfasalazine and numerous biologic agents. ...Read more

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I'm taking methotrexate along with folic acid. Are there any holistic medicines to treat my psoriatic arthritis?

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 more

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What can I do to treat arthritis?

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

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How is crippling arthritis treated?

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

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