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What is osteoarthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis?

What is osteoarthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis?

Osteoarthritis-: Can develop from many factors, including systemic inflammatory arthritis. My patients with RA or AS frequently need hip replacement because cartilage loss do to inflammatory damage to their cartilage! The discussion is not between either or or! ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

This common degenerative condition impacts the joints, where normal wear and tear on them gets to a point where they can no longer keep up with the pace of generating fresh cartilage. As a result, the joint space thins, the bone becomes exposed and painful, and bone spurs ...Read more


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Will glucosamine help osteoarthritis?

Will glucosamine help osteoarthritis?

Unknown: I have patients that do believe that glucosamine helps their oa pain. There is no real evidence that it makes a difference. It does not change the arthritic problem but no medication or supplement does at this time for oa. Occassionally I have seen some relief in knee and hip pain in rare patients. ...Read more

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Can glucosamine chondroitin affect gout?

Can glucosamine chondroitin affect gout?

No no effect on gout: It has no effect on gout good or bad. ...Read more

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With juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can I take glucosamine?

With juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can I take glucosamine?

Yes, you can take it: But glucosamine is useless for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. You should be under the care of a pediatric rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can glucosamine supplements protect my knee cartilage from osteoarthritis?

Can glucosamine supplements protect my knee cartilage from osteoarthritis?

Study results on this question have been mixed, with some suggesting possible benefit and some showing no benefit on cartilage protection: Glucosamine is one of the substances in your body that is used to build cartilage. The most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis wears away the slick cartilage that covers the ends of your bones and helps joints move smoothly. Study results have been varied, partly because not all the studies have used the same type of glucosamine. And not all the studies included a placebo comparison, or ensured that neither the patient nor the researchers knew which pill was being administered. That said, glucosamine is relatively inexpensive and safe. If other treatments aren't helping, you might want to talk to your doctor about whether a trial of glucosamine is right for you. It may take up to four months before you see any pain relief. ...Read more

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Will taking rosehip help treat arthritis?

Will taking rosehip help treat arthritis?

Yes, perhaps: A combined danish/german study found 20% or so of patients somewhat improved using a supplement litozin. It seems to have both anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties and contains a fatty acid (gopo) thought to be similar to fish oil. Many of our current drugs come from plants. A rose hip supplement can concentrate and standardize the potential active ingredients. ...Read more

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Can green tea help psoriatic arthritis?

Can green tea help psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis: Your doctor may recommend tumor necrosis factor-alpha (tnf-alpha) inhibitors if you have severe psoriatic arthritis. These drugs block the protein that causes inflammation in some types of arthritis and can improve signs and symptoms of psoriasis, as well. This group of drugs is the best to treat arthritis caused by psoriasis. ...Read more

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How do degenerative osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease/degenerative disc disease differ?

How do degenerative osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease/degenerative disc disease differ?

Arthritis vrs aging: Degenerative joint disease is an outdated term for osteoarthritis of peripheral joints. Degenerative disc disease is sometimes diagnosed when vertebral spurs are noted. The latter phenomenon, referred to most accurately as spondylosis deformans, is asymptomatic. It may be associated with disc disease, but disc damage does not necessarily cause pain. ...Read more

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Arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, what to do?

Arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, what to do?

See a ............: Rheumatologist to sort both diseases and treatment options out! ...Read more

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Does glucosamine or chondroitin help with arthritis?

Does glucosamine or chondroitin help with arthritis?

Unconvincing: Research has failed to give convincing evidence of benefit. Anecdotally, however, I have patients that swear by it. So, if it doesn't break the bank, a 2-3 month trial cannot hurt. But if no benefit, don't expect a longer duration to of any further benefit. ...Read more

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Does glucosamine or chondroitin help joint pain?

Maybe...: Glucosamine and chondroitin are supplements that some believe help osteoarthritis pain; studies have shown mixed results; the american academy of orthopedic surgeons recommend against routine prescription of these for knee oa as a randomized controlled trial showed no benefit; believers recommend 1500 mg of glucosamine + 1200 of chondroitin daily for many weeks; maybe try + see if it works for you. ...Read more

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Does consuming aloevera juice help in relieving rheumatoid arthritic pains?

Does consuming aloevera juice help in relieving rheumatoid arthritic pains?

Natural treatment: There's little evidence that Aloe Vera has any medicinal benefit. You could try it but doesn't replace prescribed medications by a rheumatologist. Good luck :) ...Read more

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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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Does vitamin d help arthritis?

Does vitamin d help arthritis?

Probably not: As best i can tell from my reading, low vitamin d may be associated with an increased chance of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Once you have it though, i don't see any evidence that taking vitamin d will make it better. ...Read more

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Is rheumatoid arthritis worse in summer?

Is rheumatoid arthritis worse in summer?

Not well studied: To my knowledge, I've not read that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms are better or worse in any season. There have been some recent studies suggesting that the change in barometric pressure may effect some types of arthritic symptoms. However this is not specific to RA. ...Read more

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