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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment For Degenerative Joint Disease

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What are some treatments for degenerative joint disease?

What are some treatments for degenerative joint disease?

Exercise tylenol (acetaminophen): There is no cure for degenerative joint disease. The goal is to improve function and reduce pain. Exercise is key in strengthening muscle to improve function. Pain medicines are used including tylenol, (acetaminophen) over-the-counter anti-inflammatories (advil, alleve, etc) and sometimes narcotics. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more


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What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid degenerative joint disease?

What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid degenerative joint disease?

Her are some: Older age , having family members with oa , obesity joint injury or repetitive use (overuse) of joints , joint deformity such as unequal leg length, bowlegs or knocked knees , live healthy life. Vitamin d and c and supplement. And more. ...Read more

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Are cortisone shots good for the pain of degenerative joint disease?

Can be: We do quite a few cortisone shots in multiple joints such as knees, shoulders, hips, and fingers to name a few. The shots can reduce pain and swelling for months. We limit the amount of injections we do into the same joints. Too many cortisone injections into the same joint can have side effects. Injections are helpful in moderation. ...Read more

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Why does degenerative joint disease cause knee pain?

Why does degenerative joint disease cause knee pain?

Arthritis pain: Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is a descriptive phrase for arthritis. DJD involves wear and tear to the articular cartilage of the knee. This process can cause pain and inflammation, which can range from mild to severe, depending on the severity of the arthritis. For help with treatment of your djd, consult an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it ever too early to be suffering from degenerative joint disease in knees?

Is it ever too early to be suffering from degenerative joint disease in knees?

Maybe not: Don't know how old you are but early injuries sustained in trauma/accidents over time can lead to degeneration of the joints. If you are still under 25 then you need to look for other problems. Keep your joints limber with exercise, stretching, eating well and lots of water. ...Read more

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Why do I have new symptoms but MRI was ok except for degenerative joint disease in neck?

Why do I have new symptoms but MRI was ok except for degenerative joint disease in neck?

DDD: I assume you mean degenerative disc disease. See a board certified pain specialist. Cervical traction and facet blocks will help. The problem is inflation in the joints of the neck due to degeneration of the discs. ...Read more

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What are my options for degenerative joint disease/osteoarthritis in my temporal mandibular joint?

What are my options for degenerative joint disease/osteoarthritis in my temporal mandibular joint?

Few optons: Depending on the damage to the joint, your treatment options range from nsaids, steroids, oral orthotics and surgery. You should consult an orofacial pain dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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At an age of around 30, is it too early to be suffering from degenerative joint disease in the knees?

See below: Yes. It is not impossible, but certainly far from the norm for a 30 year old to have djd. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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