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How Effective Is Color Therapy For Arthritis
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
No solid study shows: That it dose help with treatmet of arthritis.An antioxidant is a molecule capable of slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons from a substance to an oxidizing agent, no study showed yet the effect of protandim in arthritis. ...Read more
The answer: Really depends on what type of arthritis you are talking about. Rheumatoid arthritis responds very well to anti-tnf treatment. Because of these medications, the incidence of joint replacement and loss of function among RA patients has dropped dramatically. The more common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis does not respond to anti-tnf therapy. ...Read more
Yes: The biologic drugs, of which the tnf inhibitors are one , are new and exciting medications that are changing the course of RA by interfering with the body's productiion of inflammatory components; in addition they decrease the joint damage. Ther arenow 5 tnf inhibitors, an il-6 inhibitor, and several b cell inhibitors as well as new jak enzyme inhibitors in investigation. ...Read more
What is the most effective treatment for arthritis thus far? And are we any closer to finding a cure for auto immune diseases?
Yes: It depends on the type of arthritis. When i was in medical school in the 1970's, about one person in 150 would have their life ruined by autoimmune arthritis. The immunomodulators produced by biotechnology have greatly improved the outlook for severe disease and have proved surprisingly safe. It's still a rough and frustrating disease but progress continues. Stay proactive -- and good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whether the Ayurvedic treatment is effective for juvenile idiopathic arthritis.Can i cure the desease completely.Its for my friends son he is 8 years?
Is plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) with methotrexate without prednisone an effective treatment for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis ?
Yes: The combination is often a very effective treatment. ...Read more
Chronic back pain in a 59 yr-old, whose back popped while grabbing a person from falling, 2 years ago, looking for a diagnosis and treatment.....?
First of all: the type of arthritis must be determined. In general ASPIRIN is pretty much an accepted treatment (exception GOUT which may get worse with Aspirin) Suffices to say..get your joint pain evaluated first by your PCP then a referral to a RHEUMATOLOGIST may be advisable Hope this helps!] Dr Z ...Read more
Arthritis: Alternative arthritis treatments, which are far more than can be mentioned in 400 letters, are often safe, but often ineffective. Glucosame has some positive effect on arthritis, but most are no better than placebo (help about 30% of those who try it). Most physicians do not recommend treatments that have no more benefit than a placebo, but most patients with arthritis try them anyway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impossible to answer: It is impossible to answer this without knowing what type of arthritis we are talking about and how severe it is etc. there are vast differences in therapy depending on whether you have inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid disease or non inflammatory disease You need to have professional help to prerly diagnose see a rheumatologist ...Read more
Yes, homeopathy: Homeopathy can be effective in chikungunya fever -- a viral disease spread by infected mosquitoes -- and post-chikungunya chronic arthritis. It is not only one medicine for everyone, but individualized homeopathic treatment for each patient so affected. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23870379 for a review of homeopathy in immunology: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21622275. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any suggestions for the best treatment for arthritis,24yo female
No PMH and really suffering,still has a long life ahead,Thanks loads in advance !!
If U have DJD @-: -Ur age it needs a thorough investigation. Best 2 start by Cing a rheumatologist to B evaluated. ...Read more
See a rheumatologist: There's no one best way to manage arthritis pain or achieve pain relief.Once a diagnosis of arthritis has been made, effective management of arthritis involves three specific strategies: 1) Patient education, 2) Body rehabilitation, and 3) Pharmacological (medical) management. See a rheumatologist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more
Ideally prevention: Arthritis from gout occurs when uric acid crystals from the blood stream get deposited in the joints. The crystals cause an inflammatory reaction that can cause severe joint damage and arthritis. Ideally the treatment involves lowering uric acid levels in the body either with diet or medication. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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