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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

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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Do swimming exercise help relieve arthritis pain?

Do swimming exercise help relieve arthritis pain?

Swimming: Absolutely, one of the best exercises for it--low impact and buoyant. ...Read more

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What's the best over-the-counter medicine to relieve arthritis pain?

What's the best over-the-counter medicine to relieve arthritis pain?

Exercise: Exercise (gentle stretchings, walking, swimming) is one of the best things you can do for arthritis pain; its better than over-the-counter, its free. 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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Most trusted means to relieve arthritis pain in the hip?

Most trusted means to relieve arthritis pain in the hip?

Lots: However 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 is the best way to relieve arthritis pain in the hip?

What is the best way to relieve arthritis pain in the hip?

Anti-inflammatory: Mild hip arthritis can often improve with a short course of anti-inflammatory medication as well as physical therapy to focus on pelvic strength, range of motion, and flexibility. In some cases an intra-articular steroid injection can help if therapy or medications do not help. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve arthritis pain in the foot?

What is the best way to relieve arthritis pain in the foot?

Lots: However 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 alternative therapies may help relieve arthritis pain?

What alternative therapies may help relieve arthritis pain?

Acupuncture/herbs: One alternative therapy is found in traditional chinese medicine. This would consist of acupuncture therapy and the use of chinese medical herbs. If you choose this route make sure you do your research to make certain the practitioner is certified and licensed in your area. In the us this varies from state to state. Some states allow doctors of oriental medicine (dom) to practice. ...Read more

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How can I relieve arthritis pain with physical therapy?

How can I relieve arthritis pain with physical therapy?

PT for arthritis: A physical therapist can assist you with activities of daily living to reduce the stress on the joints affected with arthritis. Also treatments like wax dips to deliver heat to the joints and other exercises can be taught to help you. ...Read more

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How can I sleep with arthritis pain? My arthritis pain (in my arms) keeps me from sleeping comfortably. What are some ways to relieve arthritis pain so I can sleep?

How can I sleep with arthritis pain? My arthritis pain (in my arms) keeps me from sleeping comfortably. What are some ways to relieve arthritis pain so I can sleep?

Heat and pain relief: Using a heating pad or heating creams before bed often help. Also, there are products such as tylenol (acetaminophen) pm that may help as well. There are also foods that aggravate arthritis - searching on line for those and avoiding them may help. ...Read more

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My grandfather is 80 yrs old, his only problm is arthritis knee joint. What should be done to relieve arthritis pain other than medicines and surgery?

My grandfather is 80 yrs old, his only problm is arthritis knee joint. What should be done to relieve arthritis pain other than medicines and surgery?

Arthritic knee Tx: Besides surgery and medicines, the remaining options include therapy, injections and bracing. Therapy helps the most. Injections, including cortisone type and hyaluronate, give temporizing relief. Knee sleeves can provide symptom relief. Assistive walking devices, like canes and walkers, can help with ambulation, but more importantly prevent falls. ...Read more

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How effective is sam-e in relieving arthritis pain?

How effective is sam-e in relieving arthritis pain?

Minimal: There have been several studies recently examining the effect of sam-e versus control or traditional nsaids.
There was no appreciable benefit from sam-e therapy. ...Read more

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Do copper bracelet benefit in relieving arthritis pain?

No: No scientific evidence prove today of the effeteness of the metal bracelet for arthritis pain. Mostly placebo effects. ...Read more

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What are the best glucosamine pills for rebuilding cartilage or relieving arthritis pain?

What are the best glucosamine pills for rebuilding cartilage or relieving arthritis pain?

No best brand: There is not one brand of glucosamine that has been shown to be more effective. Glucosamine has not been shown to rebuild cartilage in any quality scientific study. It may relieve arthritis patients in some patients. Doses used that seemed to help were 1500mg daily. If no change after a month it likely won't help so stop and save that money. ...Read more

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How can you relieve degenerative arthritis pain?

How can you relieve degenerative 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 are some home remedies to relieve ankle arthritis pain?

What are some home remedies to relieve ankle arthritis pain?

Natural supplements: There's always anti inflammatories such as Motrin or Ibuprofen that you could try. I've come across some research that looked into glucosamine and chondroitin supplements. You could get these at any pharmacy or vitamin shop. Rest is key. ...Read more

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Will taking cortisone shots relieve degenerative arthritis pain in joints?

Will taking cortisone shots relieve degenerative arthritis pain in joints?

Possibly: Joint injections with corticosteroids can be very beneficial in arthritic joints. You can see what your specialist recommends and how long they last for you. One has to be careful in limiting steroid use to limit complications. ...Read more

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How can I relieve arthritis + bursitis pain?

How can I relieve arthritis + bursitis pain?

Anti-inflammatories: First line of treatment is icing the affected area and taking non steroidal anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen. Resting the joint can help calm it down as well. Physical therapy and strengthening is recommended to prevent getting a stiff join and to maintain motion. Lastly a cortisone shot can calm the area down if it is really inflamed. ...Read more

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What are the best arthritis pain relievers available?

What are the best arthritis pain relievers available?

Lots: However there are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joints 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 can I do to relieve my arthritis? What are some good (and inexpensive) remedies for arthritis pain?

What can I do to relieve my arthritis? What are some good (and inexpensive) remedies for arthritis pain?

Manage OA: Walking is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis. Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well. ...Read more

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What are some effective OTC ointment or medicine for arthritis pain relief?

Menthol, capsaicin: If limited to over the counter ointments, some options include counterirritant products (menthol, camphor, eucalyptus oil), capsaicin, or ointments with salicylates. Some of the above ointments include icy hot, tiger balm, bengay, aspercreme, capsaicin.

There are other perscription options that should be discussed with your physician such as lidocain based patches, anti-inflamatory based ointments. ...Read more

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Is the topical use of juniper berry essential oil useful for arthritis pain relief?

Is the topical use of juniper berry essential oil useful for arthritis pain relief?

Pain.: Pain is the one area where alternative therapies have a good chance of working. So much of pain is perception. If it works, by all means continue. If you don't find it working don't waste your money ...Read more

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Which is better for arthritis pain relief, Aleve (naproxen) or Advil?

Both are good: Both Aleve (naproxen) and Advil (ibuprofen) are anti-inflammatory medications and either can be used to treat arthritis pain. Aleve only needs to be taken 2 times per day (every 12 hours) where as Advil can be taken 3 times per day (every 8 hours). Do not take them both together but try them both separately and see which is more effective for you. ...Read more

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Ac joint arthritis pain for 9 months. No relief from nsaids. Temp relief from 3 cortisone shots. Doctor says surgery is next step. Sound right?

Yes: This sounds like standard of care. You can always request other nonsurgical therapies, but if you're having unrelenting pain after several months of treatment, your doctor's plan is well within the standard of care. Hope this helps. ...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

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


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