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Is Arthritis Pain Permanent Or Does It Come And Go
I have psoriatic arthritis and I can deal with the arthritis pain side of it. How do I manage the psoriasis side? My doctors have tried numerous meds but my hands just won't heal. Other patches come and go but my hands are a constant mess.
It depends on damage: If the problem is mostly inflammation there is the potential that medication and therapy can make the pain go away. If there is tissue damage such as cartilage loss, or tears of the rotator cuff, then it is less likely that medication is going to resolve the problem. Radiographs, ultrasound, or MRI can be very helpful to evaluate these problems. ...Read more
What is good for severe arthritis pain, stiffness, painful knee popping? I have a lot of degenerative things going on my back, knees, etc.. Is there something natural i can do to help relieve the pain? That is healthy with not a lot of damaging side affec
Lots: There are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joint or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Generally these options are not covered by your insurance though. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Arthritis home remedies include diet, exercise, heat therapy, ice, hot tub, massage, etc some of the remedies under investigation at the national center for complementary and alternative medicine website include psychological therapies, meditation, tai chi, fish oil, gamalinoleic acid, thunder god vine a chinese herb, etc these are being evaluated and some may be shown to be good remedies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do to relieve my arthritis? What are some good (and inexpensive) remedies for arthritis pain?
Manage OA: Walking is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis. Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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