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How effective is color therapy for arthritis?

How effective is color therapy for arthritis?

Color therapy: What type of color therapy are you referring to? Need more information in order to help you. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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How effective is anti-tnf treatment for arthritis?

How effective is anti-tnf treatment for arthritis?

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

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What is effective therapy for a dislocated finger?

What is effective therapy for a dislocated finger?

Reduction, ice, spli: Acutely, it must be reduced to normal, then splinted and iced and elevated. One may need to have x-rays to rule out fracture or further problems and then may need some physical therapy. One may need to follow up with an orthopedist, hand surgeon or other. Expect some long term swelling of the joint, pain and loss of some function for a while. ...Read more

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How effective is for advanced osteoarthritis synvics?

How effective is for advanced osteoarthritis synvics?

Hard to Say: If you and some relief from a steroid injection, it gives some hope that you will notice it with synvisc (hylan g-f 20) or medications like it. Recently platelet and stem cell therapies have shown promise. check out Regenexx.com. ...Read more

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How effective is infrared therapy for relieving arthritis pains?

How effective is infrared therapy for relieving arthritis pains?

A little, maybe: The heat from infrared may be soothing, but in general anti-inflammatories, such as nonsteroidals are more beneficial. ...Read more

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What is prosorba column therapy and is it effective in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis?

What is prosorba column therapy and is it effective in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes: Prosorba therapy was approved by fda back in 1999 for the treatment of ra. It was not a first line therapy, though. It used a tube loaded with protein a, which served as a binder to attach itself to circulating antibodies in the patient's plasma. About 40% of patients that didn't respond to conventional treatment responded to prosorba. Unfortunately, the maker of it is no longer on the market. ...Read more

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How effective can bio resonance therapy be for arthritis?

Question Benefit: At present there is little in the way of good sound controlled research trials to support this approach for arthritis, but future studies may help us answer this question in the future. In the meantime there are several other drug free options that may be of help with symtpom management. I would recommend that you review this with your primary care physician or a specialist. ...Read more

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How effective is shark cartilage for psoriaris treatment?

How effective is shark cartilage for psoriaris treatment?

No proof: Although shark fin (cartilage) has been used medicinally in china with reports that it lowers cholesterol, combats cancer & heart disease & is beneficial for skin health; there is no scientic proof of these benefits at this time. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. ...Read more

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How effective is Oxycodone (Oxecta) for treating arthritis?

How effective is Oxycodone (Oxecta) for treating arthritis?

Find an alterantive: We try to avoid narcotics in treatment of arthritis. It is better to have your physician evaluate you and have you see a rheumatologist and find the best therapy which would not be a narcotic ...Read more

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How effective is chondroitin for treating osteoarthritis?

Unknown: Just like glucosamine, chondroitin has not shown to be significantly helpful in oa. Of course there are people who do take these supplements and believe they are helpful for oa. In my practice, I have not seen significant benefit but i see patients with fairly severe oa. ...Read more

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How safe and effective is laser therapy for improving vision.Did any bad experiences?

How safe and effective is laser therapy for improving vision.Did any bad experiences?

Could be safe: It depends if the person is a good candidate for surgery. It is not recommended for thin corneal thickness, keratoconus, very large pupil and very high refractive corrections. ...Read more

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What therapy is effective for shoulder injuries?

What therapy is effective for shoulder injuries?

Varies: The type of exercises that are beneficial for your type of injury is hard to determine without an evaluation of your mobility, strength and biomechanics. We would suggest having an evaluation by a physical therapist so they can determine what exercises are appropriate for your shoulder. ...Read more

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How effective is panchkarma (ayurveda therapy) for knee therapy?

How effective is panchkarma (ayurveda therapy) for knee therapy?

Ayurveda: Ayurvedic therapy can be effective for numerous musculoskeletal symptoms. However results can vary greatly based on the experience and expertise of the healer as well as the severity of the injury and receptivity of the patient. I would seek treatment from a reputable healer preferably referred to you by people you know. The risks to therapy are negligible so giving it a try seems worth while. ...Read more

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How effective is acupuncture for pain treatment?

How effective is acupuncture for pain treatment?

Very effective: Depending on the site of the pain, usually acupuncture is very effective in pain relief. Usually a 'quick fix' for pain relief can be ear points located for needling.. ...Read more

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Is lortab effective as a treatment for arthritic knees?

Is lortab effective as a treatment for arthritic knees?

Maybe: It can be. I would certianly use and anti-inflammatory as well (or even first). ...Read more

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Can laser treatment for arthritis be used for humans is it is for dogs?

Can laser treatment for arthritis be used for humans is it is for dogs?

Please see below: Cold laser therapy, also known as low level laser therapy or lllt, is an alternative, non-surgical method of treatment. This link may be useful. http://spinalm.blogspot.com/2013/05/non-surgical-knee-pain-relief-with-cold.html. ...Read more

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How effective is aversion therapy for treating alcoholism?

How effective is aversion therapy for treating alcoholism?

Alcohol aversion: Therapy is effective under supervision. If no supervision, non-compliance due to unpleasant effects of mixing alcohol with Antabuse, (disulfiram) becomes a major barrier to recovery. ...Read more

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How effective is u.V treatment for eczema?

How effective is u.V treatment for eczema?

Effective, but...: Has other therapy not worked? Though effective, long-term light therapy has many harmful effects, including premature skin aging and an increased risk of skin cancer. Your doctor can advise you of possible advantages and disadvantages of light exposure in your specific situation. ...Read more

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How effective is harmonica therapy in COPD patients?

How effective is harmonica therapy in COPD patients?

Breathing Exercises.: Any breathing exercises, playing the harmonica or otherwise, could help improve some symptoms of COPD. ...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