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Treatment Of Arthritis
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
Any suggestions for the best treatment for arthritis,24yo female
No PMH and really suffering,still has a long life ahead,Thanks loads in advance !!
If U have DJD @-: -Ur age it needs a thorough investigation. Best 2 start by Cing a rheumatologist to B evaluated. ...Read more
See a rheumatologist: There's no one best way to manage arthritis pain or achieve pain relief.Once a diagnosis of arthritis has been made, effective management of arthritis involves three specific strategies: 1) Patient education, 2) Body rehabilitation, and 3) Pharmacological (medical) management. See a rheumatologist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more
Supplements & activi: Omega-3 fatty acis, calcium, vitamin d3 and zinc! these will help in food or as supplements. Stay as active as possible, and avoid teraumatic activities, ie. Running, jumping, or contact sports. Cycling, yoga, pilates, circuit weight training are better activities! ...Read more
No solid study shows: That it dose help with treatmet of arthritis.An antioxidant is a molecule capable of slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons from a substance to an oxidizing agent, no study showed yet the effect of protandim in arthritis. ...Read more
What is the most effective treatment for arthritis thus far? And are we any closer to finding a cure for auto immune diseases?
Yes: It depends on the type of arthritis. When i was in medical school in the 1970's, about one person in 150 would have their life ruined by autoimmune arthritis. The immunomodulators produced by biotechnology have greatly improved the outlook for severe disease and have proved surprisingly safe. It's still a rough and frustrating disease but progress continues. Stay proactive -- and good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The answer: Really depends on what type of arthritis you are talking about. Rheumatoid arthritis responds very well to anti-tnf treatment. Because of these medications, the incidence of joint replacement and loss of function among RA patients has dropped dramatically. The more common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis does not respond to anti-tnf therapy. ...Read more
Yes: Ibuprofen, Naproxen are two drugs available without prescription. Follow the label instructions and read the side effects (stomach upset is most common). It should not be used if you have stomach ulcers. Acetaminophen can relieve minor to moderate arthritis pain. Avoid it if you have liver problems. All medications (including over the counter) can have side effects. Read the package insert. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best treatment for arthritis in my right knee that has made me almost unable to walk?
Rest!, : See an orthopedic surgeon or a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Is their any other type of treatment for arthritis in your lower back and pelvic bone except for pain meds or shots?
Surgery is the last: Surgery is the final option, but there are many medications that can be trialled before going down that road. ...Read more
First of all: the type of arthritis must be determined. In general ASPIRIN is pretty much an accepted treatment (exception GOUT which may get worse with Aspirin) Suffices to say..get your joint pain evaluated first by your PCP then a referral to a RHEUMATOLOGIST may be advisable Hope this helps!] Dr Z ...Read more
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