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Kineret Arthritis Therapy
What arthritis?: For rheumatoid arthritis the goal, is to stop the progression of the disease with medicines like methotrexate, plaquanil, sulfalazines and others. For osteoarthritis the goal is to aliviate pain, improve function. Only preventing repetitive or occupational injuries to joints may prevent some of the disease, but otherwise there is no proven medicine to stop the progression of oa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strength?: Clean the skin where you are applying it. Check what strength the icy hot ointment, cream or patch has (this is the % or strengh). Try it on in a small surface first to check for the effect. If it does not help try stronger %. Read the manufacturer recommendations. If it burns too much...Wipe it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Little: Chiropractors use an outmoded, ancient idea as a theoretical basis for treatment. The use high powered x-rays to find "subluxations" of the spine as a cause of all illness. They provide a deep massage which might give temporary relief but no cures. They cannot treat arthritis with these ideas and are more than likely to aggravate and worsen this condition. See your rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Speak w/ your Doctor: Only you and your physician can make the final decision as to which medicatinos may or may not be right for your situation. All medications have known side effects. As long as the good effects significantly outweigh the bad effects, then you may condsider Kineret (anakinra) as a reasonable option for treating your rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more
Not much on gene: Therapy for osteoarthritis(oa) if that is what you are asking about. However, there has been some very good headway made in dealing with oa with regenerative medicine. Use of prolotherapy, prp and stem cells has been moving along and showing some great promise. Recent article in archives of pmr said prp was better in oa knee than hyaluronic acid! ...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
Depends on duration: Let's assume that the infection that caused reactive arthritis has been treated (without this, very difficult to treat symptoms). If joint symptoms less than several months (<6 mths), usually start with nsaids (i.e. Naproxen, diclofenac) for a few weeks. Some with resistant arthritis can have steroid joint injections. For >6 mths, sulfasalazine or Methotrexate is used. Sometimes anti-tnf therapy. ...Read more
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