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How to ease arthritis pain, using minimal pain medications?

How to ease arthritis pain, using minimal pain medications?

Mixed modalities.: Take 3-omega fatty acids as fish or flaxseed oil (my preference!). You should take enough to take 1500-2000mg per day. Regular flaxseed oil is less expensive and has more omega-3, which is antiinflammtory! Take adequate vitamin d3, at least 2000/day with calcium. Gentle atraumatic exercises like yoga, cardio-dancing, pilates helps. Take ibuprophen or naproxen. These will help, but not remit! ...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 can I cure myself from arthritis pain without taking any medication?

How can I cure myself from arthritis pain without taking any medication?

See below: Here is a link to a number of things you can try:

http://www. Webmd. Com/rheumatoid-arthritis/guide/rheumatoid-arthritis-natural-treatments. ...Read more

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Are there any good over-the-counter medication for arthritis pain?

Glucosamine: You can take supplements such as combination of glucosamine and chondroitin. Additionally, you can also take painkillers such as advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve. ...Read more

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Why are doctors so hard on prescribing pain medication if it seems to be the only thing getting through day by day with psoriatic arthritis pain?

Why are doctors so hard on prescribing pain medication if it seems to be the only thing getting through day by day with psoriatic arthritis pain?

Psoriasis pain: The issues is the type of pain medication. With a chronic condition a long acting steady state drug is the best as this avoids the ups and downs that a short acting agent will do. Using a short acting agent for a long duration is a very bad idea. Taking a short acting agent infrequently is not a problem. ...Read more

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I have heard that ural (citrotartrate) medication (for urinary tract infection) also helps with arthritis pain. Is this so?

I have heard that ural (citrotartrate) medication (for urinary tract infection) also helps with arthritis pain. Is this so?

I don t think: There is no dierect correlatiomn on what that medicattin does and the pains of arthritis. Don t forget that the placebo effect can be as high as 30 per cent. ...Read more

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My psoriatic arthritis pain in the spine and fingers is mild. Doc has decided not to use any medication yet. When should he consider using DMARDs?

My psoriatic arthritis pain in the spine and fingers is mild. Doc has decided not to use any medication yet. When should he consider using DMARDs?

Quality: It really has to follow a detailed conversation about the risks and benefits of such in light of your quality of life and the severity of your condition. You should be an active part of the decision making process. ...Read more

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What drugs can I take for excruciating arthritis pain and where to get it?

What drugs can I take for excruciating arthritis pain and where to get it?

Arthritis Drugs: Drugs for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis include Leflunomide (arava) and the "biologic" medications Etanercept (enbrel), Infliximab (remicade), Anakinra (kineret), Adalimumab (humira), Rituximab (rituxan), Abatacept (orencia), golimumab (simponi), certolizumab pegol (cimzia), and tocilizumab (actemra). Each of these medications can increase the risk for infections but are very effective. ...Read more

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Which drugs, apart from opium-based, are good for treating arthritis pain?

Which drugs, apart from opium-based, are good for treating arthritis pain?

Arthritis medication: There are a number of different types of arthritis and the type of arthritis you have will determine which class of drugs would be appropriate. I would recommend getting in for a good evaluation from a rheumatologist and letting them guide you in what medications are appropriate. ...Read more

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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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What will help arthritis pain?

What will help arthritis pain?

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 more

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What foods help arthritis pain?

What foods help arthritis pain?

Foods for Arthritis: Cauliflower contains several anti-inflammatory nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, selenium and vitamin k. Vitamin k helps regulates the inflammatory response, and omega-3 fatty acids is a type of fat believed to have anti-inflammatory abilities. Cauliflower also contains selenium, a substance that helps strengthen the immune system, and indole-3-carbinol, a molecule to prevent inflammation. ...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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Why do I have so much arthritis pain?

Why do I have so much arthritis pain?

Need information: It depends. I cannot say without more information. Many people are susceptible to developing osteoarthritis (wear and tear) at an early age. Genetics definitely plays a part, in my experience often associated with one's mother's degree of arthritis. There are autoimmune causes of arthritis such as lupus, rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis. Start with your family doctor for evaluation. ...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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Which foods help fight arthritis pain?

Which foods help fight arthritis pain?

Many: Tart cherries, ginger, omega 3's. Fish, shrimp with krill oil, pineapple with bromelain. ...Read more

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What remedies ease back arthritis pain?

What remedies ease back arthritis pain?

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 more

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What can I do to relieve arthritis pain?

What can I do to relieve arthritis pain?

Several things!: If you have inflammation, for example from rheumatoid arthritis, pain relief may be important, but reducing the cause is probably more important. Mechanical appliances, orthotics, and bracing can help. You may need surgery. Certainly the use of drugs which work like Naproxen should be tried. Prednisone may help. Narcotics are absolutely the last resort! ...Read more

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What can I do for arthritis pain quickly?

What can I do for arthritis pain quickly?

Injection: The best way to treat an acute flare of arthritis is an injection of cortisone. I typicality recommend trying rest, ice and either advil or Aleve (naproxen) first. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate arthritis pain?

What can I do to alleviate arthritis pain?

Rest: Initially a short course of rest, ice, compression, and elevation will usually calm the pain down. If this does not help your physician may prescribe anti-inflammatories and physical therapy. Therapy may include the use of heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and exercise. Sometimes injections can be used to help decrease the pain and facilitate therapy. ...Read more

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What are some remedies for arthritis pain?

What are some remedies for arthritis pain?

See details: It depends on the type of arthritis as there are more than 100 different types. For the most common type, osteoarthritis, you can try tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil or aleve. If these do not help, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best thing for arthritis pain?

Big Question: If referring to over-the-counter, assuming that there are no health problems or contraindications, I usually recommend tylenol (acetaminophen) extra strength 2 twice daily. Have liver function checked if continued long-term basis. ...Read more

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I have arthritis pain what can I do for that?

I have arthritis pain what can I do for that?

See details: Where is the pain and what type of arthritis do you have? This would have some effect on how one answers your question. Try tylenol, (acetaminophen) aleve or advil, if they do not help, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Are there good home remedies for arthritis pain?

Are there good home remedies for arthritis pain?

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 more

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Which is the optimum solution for arthritis pain?

Which is the optimum solution for arthritis pain?

Multi-Modal approach: Here are many non surgical options of things to try to reduce pain or improve function before moving on to surgery.
-ice
-nsaids
-nutritional supplements that reduce inflammation
-good hydration
-reducing caffeine
-knee braces
-knee compression sleeves
-physical therapy & exercise
-cortisone injections
-lubricant injections (hylauronic acid)
-avoiding lots of stairs or ladders
-accupuncture. ...Read more

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What can you do about excruciating arthritis pain?

What can you do about excruciating arthritis pain?

Depends on whether: arthritis is general or a single jt. Meds could incl.NSAIDs (but I feel the may make things worse in the long run), prescription meds like methotrexate, gold salts, etc. For a single jt, prolotherapy, prp, surgery incl replacement are all options. Osteopathic manipulation sometimes helps & some 'arthritis' is actually nerve pain. Discussing options w/ a dr trained in Integrative Pain medicine may help ...Read more

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Is arthritis pain permanent or does it come and go?

Is arthritis pain permanent or does it come and go?

Permanent: Osteoarthritis is permanent. It is a degenerative condition where the cartilage on the ends of the bones where's down. But the symptoms may come and go for decades.

Arthritis is a generic term however that means joint inflammation. ...Read more

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What should I take for excruciating arthritis pain?

What should I take for excruciating arthritis pain?

Depends: Based on the world health organization step therapy, the first line is tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen), second line is nonsteroidals like Motrin or naprosyn, and third line is opioids. It depends on the training of the physician on whether or not opioids will be offered since there is differing point of view of the use of opioids in chronic non malignant pain like arthritis. ...Read more

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When is it most common to experience arthritis pain?

Variable: Different forms of arthritis can hurt with different "triggers." time of day, weather conditions, activity, and the like can all make a difference. The types of triggers can be a clue in diagnosis, so pay attention! ...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


Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Pain Medication (Definition)

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