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What is the best pain relief for rheumatoid arthitis?

What is the best pain relief for rheumatoid arthitis?

See a rheumatolotist: Depends on the activity of the disease. You may need disease modifiying drugs which can stop the damage to the joints. Sometime the disease becomes dormant and doesn't require these powerful and sometimes dangerous drugs. A rheumatologist is your best bet to get the right treatment. You want to make sure it is really RA that is being treated, too. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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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Whats best for pain relief for artheritis of the 2nd mattatasel of top of the foot from kickboxing ta?

Whats best for pain relief for artheritis of the 2nd mattatasel of top of the foot from kickboxing ta?

Kick it: If you are saying that your second metatarsal has pain, the I would be concerned with a possible stress fracture of that metatarsal. If the pain is in the second toe then toe arthritis is possible. It depends on just how long you have been having the pain. Arthritis pain can be relieved, not reversed, with NSADS but care must be taken with your listed conditions. ...Read more

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What about unflavored jello for pain and arthritis relief ?

What about unflavored jello for pain and arthritis relief ?

We don't know: Gelatin contains collagen, which helps make up our bones. Some people have said that it helps them but we don't have good studies that shows gelatin works for arthritis. ...Read more

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I am full of inflammation and arthritis-where do I get relief?

I am full of inflammation and arthritis-where do I get relief?

See your doctor : There are many forms of arthritis and inflammation. See your doctor to evaluate you and treat you appropriately based on your history, exam and test results. If you need immediate pain relief, you could go to an urgent care or an er. ...Read more

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Which is the preferred arthritis relief natural arthritis remedy?

Which is the preferred arthritis relief natural arthritis remedy?

Glucosamine: They is little evidence there are natural remedies with the possible exception of glucosamine. Take 1, 500 mg daily and give it a 3 month trial before deciding if it is effective. ...Read more

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Just found out I have arthritis in my lower back, what to do for relief?

Back pain: Hi Lilly: There are many questions that a physician will have regarding back pain that will guide treatment options. If you have osteoarthritis, then physical therapy and back education will help you. Also safe pain medications like tylenol (acetaminophen) taken regularly can help. I have used acupuncture in some patients with good success. Good luck! ...Read more

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Relief for hand arthritis.

Relief for hand arthritis.

Tylenol (acetaminophen): In a 75 year old it is important to know medical history, other meds, previous meds tried, kidney function and other variables before suggesting meds. Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be the safest bet. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies that might help with arthritis relief?

Are there any home remedies that might help with arthritis relief?

Yes: Start with an anti-inflammatory diet, then add anti-inflammatory foods such as turmeric (the yellow in curry), or curry, ginger, rosemary, (organic) apple skins, onions and get rid of pro-inflammatory foods, especially refined ones like sugar and flour. A supplement called same (800-1600 mg/day) plus b complex works as well as celebrex, (celecoxib) not right away, but after 2 months. Dont take if bipolar. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...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