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What is the best treatment for arthritis?

What is the best treatment for arthritis?

Tylenol/ exercise: No best treatment for not so bad arthritis you can try tylenol (acetaminophen) / arthritis as needed basis with good exercise. ...Read more

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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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What is the best treatment for arthritis pain?

What is the best treatment for arthritis pain?

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

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What is the best natural treatment for arthritis?

What is the best natural treatment for arthritis?

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

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What would be the best treatment for arthritis of the spine?

What would be the best treatment for arthritis of the spine?

Back Arthritis: Exercise, avoid inactivity. Get out and walk, do flexibility exercises and stretching, neutral spine core stability exercises will improve the support structures of your spine without aggravating your arthritis. ...Read more

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What can you do to use vinegar in the treatment of arthritis?

What can you do to use vinegar in the treatment of arthritis?

I don't!: When i moved to knoxville, "joggin in a jug, " was a popular commercial extoling the benefits of unfiltered vinegar. While i believe it is healthy, no scientific studies show arthritis benefits! ...Read more

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Is protandim an effective treatment for arthritis or inflammation?

Is protandim an effective treatment for arthritis or inflammation?

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

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Can laser treatment for arthritis be used for humans is it is for dogs?

Can laser treatment for arthritis be used for humans is it is for dogs?

Please see below: Cold laser therapy, also known as low level laser therapy or lllt, is an alternative, non-surgical method of treatment. This link may be useful. http://spinalm.blogspot.com/2013/05/non-surgical-knee-pain-relief-with-cold.html. ...Read more

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What is the correct treatment for arthritis in the knees for a 60yr old woman?

What is the correct treatment for arthritis in the knees for a 60yr old woman?

See details: It depends on the severity of the involvement. Options included physical therapy and exercises, tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaids, steroid injections and injectable lubricants. ...Read more

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Was wondering if aurothioglucose is still manufactured for treatment of arthritis?

Was wondering if aurothioglucose is still manufactured for treatment of arthritis?

No: Aurothioglucose or Solganol was used at one time to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis. It had blood and renal side effects, but did successfully treat R A. There are so many effective drugs available now that it has practically become a part of medical history. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for arthritis thus far? And are we any closer to finding a cure for auto immune diseases?

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 more

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How effective is anti-tnf treatment for arthritis?

How effective is anti-tnf treatment for arthritis?

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

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for arthritis, without seeing a doctor?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for arthritis, without seeing a doctor?

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 more

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What's the best treatment for arthritis of the joint at the base of the thumb?

What's the best treatment for arthritis of the joint at the base of the thumb?

Short Popp ensplint: Antiinflatory medication such as Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen will help along with a splint or brace. Look for a "cool comfort neoprene support" . Cortisone injection can help a bad flare but does not influence the long term outcome. ...Read more

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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

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What is the best treatment for painful arthritis?

What is the best treatment for painful arthritis?

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

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