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What is the best way to manage arthritis?

What is the best way to manage arthritis?

Stay active: Arthritis can be thought of as rust in the joint, and staying active is the best way to keep the joints moving freely. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also be helpful, and sometimes injections (depending on the joint) can provide a great deal of relief. ...Read more

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 to manage arthritis pain?

How to manage arthritis pain?

See Physician: See rheumatologist for evaluation, work up and treatment. Exercise and ice/heat/massage may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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How can you manage arthritis pain?

Treat the problem: The best way to treat pain from arthritis is to fix the underlying cause of the specific type of arthritis you have. In addition to that, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories are the most commonly prescribed pain medication in general. ...Read more

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How do you manage new arthritis pain?

How do you manage new arthritis pain?

Depends: If it is just one joint, the options include splinting, injections, or surgery which can be joint replacement or fusion. Multiple joints are usually treated more with medications such as non steroidal antiinflammatory drugs. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy effective in managing midfoot arthritis? How so?

Is physical therapy effective in managing midfoot arthritis? How so?

It can be of benefit: Physical therapy can be helpful in strengthening, decreasing pain, improving proprioception / balance, and improving range of motion. ...Read more

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Is the use of ibuprofen and codeine more effective then ibuprofen alone in managing rheumatoid arthritis pain?

For temporary pain: Relief Yes, but long term benefit No. Neither one should be used as sole therapy for pain control or disease management. I would highly recommend for you to be eval by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How do people with arthritis manage the weather lately with all of the weather changes?

How do people with arthritis manage the weather lately with all of the weather changes?

Keep warm: The cold weather have bad effects on the people have arthritis, so keep warm, wear layers of cloth to avoid the bad effect of cold weather? Or move in the winter to warm place. That is plus to your medications which you could adjusted it by dr consultation. ...Read more

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Can you get arthritis in your early 20's?

Can you get arthritis in your early 20's?

Yes: There are many types of arthritis. People born with a congenital abnormality like hip dysplasia, are more likely to get early onset arthritis. Trauma to a joint early in life can lead to arthritis. Some autoimmune diseases such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, ra, and lupus can present with early arthritis. A rheumatologist can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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What type/s of arthritis are associated with either hyper mobility syndrome?

What type/s of arthritis are associated with either hyper mobility syndrome?

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis occurs more frequently in patient with hypermobility. There is also an increased risk of joint dislocations. ...Read more

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What is arthritis?

What is arthritis?

Inflammation: Arthritis is inflammation within a joint. The most common type is osteoarthritis which is a wear and tear arthritis. Another is rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune problem where the body attacks its own tissues. The common syptoms of arthritis is pain, swelling and stiffness in the affected joint. ...Read more

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What is arthritis?

What is arthritis?

Cartilage damage: Arthritis is a progressive damage to the cartilage in your joints. It can be cause by several things including wear and tear, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis among others. When the cartilage is damaged, there is increasing pressure on the bone that leads to bone spurs. There is also an increase in the chemicals that trigger inflammation, which causes pain. ...Read more

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What is arthritis?

What is arthritis?

Inflammation: Autoimmune arthritis is when the body attacks the joint lining and causes pain, swelling, and stiffness. There are other forms of arthritis, such as after trauma to the joint. ...Read more

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What causes arthritis?

See details: They are over 100 different types of arthritis with each having a different cause. ...Read more

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How to solve arthritis?

How to solve arthritis?

No cure: Researchers are working to develop cures, but we are not there yet. Depending on your type of arthritis, different treatments can be used to alleviate your pain. ...Read more

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Can arthritis be cured?

No: Arthritis cannot be cured as of yet. There are different forms of arthritis. Regardless of the cause, once joint damage has taken place, it is unlikely for it to revert to normal. Some forms of arthritis may be controlled or slowed down with treatment. Although a cure is not available, effective therapy is. Stem cell therapy is showing promising results. ...Read more

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What is osteo arthritis?

What is osteo arthritis?

Osteoarthritis (OA): Is a "wear and tear" arthritis, degeneration of one or more joints. It can have many causes such as an injury, biomechanical abnormalities and more which cause progressive joint damage over time. Treatment is largely symptomatic at first, but it is also wise to look into the underlying cause to help treat it effectively. ...Read more

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When is arthritis common?

When is arthritis common?

Aging: Arthritis
www. Idph. State. Il.Us/public/hb/hbarthritis. Htmthe term arthritis refers to about 120 different diseases that can affect the joints, muscles and other soft tissues. The three most common forms are osteoarthritis, . .. ...Read more

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What is migrant arthritis?

What is migrant arthritis?

Also known as the --: "Fleeting Arthritis", generally refers to Rheumatic fever, where one joint might the site of symptoms for a while, and then some other. Like it might be one knee or ankle, the it affects the other side joints.
An Internist or surely a Rheumatologist will help you, in dealing with it.
Another cause is Side effect of some Meds like Topamax (topiramate). ...Read more

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What to do with arthritis?

What to do with arthritis?

It depends: It depends on the type of arthritis, the areas involved and the severity of the involvement. Discuss various treatment options with the doctor who knows you best. ...Read more

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Does food affect arthritis?

Does food affect arthritis?

Depends on type: 150 types of arthritis. Gout is affected by diet (prot., purines, alcohol); rheumatoid maybe modestly affected by amt and type of fat intake. High fat and omega 6 (land fats) can increase body's chemical mediators of inflammation; lower fat and omega 3 (marine oils) lower them. Flax/walnuts nahclinical effect? Maybe; couldn't hurt. Doesn't take the place of meds. Cherries don't stop gout attacks. ...Read more

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How do people get arthritis?

Many causes: There are many forms of arthritis. Arthritis can be caused by injury, wear and tear, metabolic disease, endocrine disease, inherited, autoimmune disease among others. If you have a specific type of arthritis in mind please ask again or ask your doctor. ...Read more

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I have psoriactic arthritis?

I have psoriactic arthritis?

See a rheumatologist: Psoriatic arthritis may occur in up to 20%-30% of patients with psoriasis.If you have rheumatologist-diagnosed inflammatory arthritis and you have obvious psoriasis (or confirmed by a dermatologist), you likely have psoriatic arthritis. The pattern of affected joints can be different than with ra--whole finger or toe swelling (like a sausage, called dactylitis) is characteristic of psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

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Can arthritis turn into lupis?

No!: There's different form of arthritis. Most commonly osteoarthritis. Lupus is an autoimmune disease! can a patient have both lupus and osteoarthritis and or rheumatoid arthritis? Absolutely. But there's no conversion process that we know of! ...Read more

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What can I take for arthritis?

MANY ANSWERS: I wish I could tell you exactly what to take, but that is diificult without knowing what type of arthritis a patient has. There are over 140 types of arthritis and the type of arthritis dictates what therapy is necessary. Further information on the arthritis type is necessay for more specific answers. ...Read more

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I am suffering from arthritis?

I am suffering from arthritis?

Need more info: There are many types of arthritis. I need more information about the location, character, and quality of your symptoms to guide you. ...Read more

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What does arthritis feel like?

What does arthritis feel like?

Pain: Painful, crepitus swollen joints. Deformity possible.

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What is the cause of arthritis?

It depends: It depends on the type of arthritis. There are over 100 different types of arthritis and autoimmune disorders. Please resubmit as to which type you would like to know more about. ...Read more

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Can I have arthritis at age 13?

Can I have arthritis at age 13?

Yes: Yes there are forms of arthritis in young people such as jeuvenile rheumatoid arthritis and if concerned see a rheumatologist and be accessed but usually one would consult their primary care physician or peiatrician first. ...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