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What are the best treatments to treat osteoarthritis?

What are the best treatments to treat osteoarthritis?

Osteorarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a wear and tear kind of arthritis. Usually the medications are to treat the symptoms, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or anti inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen and sometimes stronger narcotic. Glucosamine has shown to slow down progression, exercise is helpful and eventually surgery for joint replacement is needed. May time steroid injections in the joint may help. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for gout and osteoarthritis?

What is the best treatment for gout and osteoarthritis?

D J D: Both gout and osteoarthritis are serious destructive joint diseases. Gout is a systemic disease that is best treated with oral medication to control uric acid over production/under excretion. Both gout and osteoarthritis can be treated with nsaids. However gout can be treated with uloric, probenecid or colcrys. These three oral agents are specific for the treatment of gout. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment or therapy for osteoarthritis? Heat or cold?

What's the best treatment or therapy for osteoarthritis? Heat or cold?

Like a motor: Think of a motor like your car's engine. A cold (stiff) engine does better when heated and a stiff joint benefits from heat. An overworked engine or joint needs to cool down. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for osteoarthritis in lower back and thumbs?

What is the best treatment for osteoarthritis in lower back and thumbs?

No single answer: There are many treatments for these two areas. Often arthritis of the thumb can be treated with topical ice and simple pain medications like acetaminophen or Advil (ibuprofen) Similar approaches with the back but often need higher doses Physical therapy for back is also very helpful You are somewhat young for typical osteoarthritis so there may be other things going on See a rheumatologist for surecdiagnosis ...Read more

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If you have osteoarthritis and a bone spur in the shoulder. Is the best treatment surgery?

If you have osteoarthritis and a bone spur in the shoulder. Is the best treatment surgery?

No: Surgery should be the last resort. I recommend trying injections first-prednisone or synthetic joint fluid (like synvisc) can be helpful. The only indications for surgery are pain and inability to move. ...Read more

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How does Rheumatologists treat moderate Osteoarthritis especially at the knees and the spine ? What their treatment plans?

Osteoarthritis: Non-operative treatment includes Tylenol, (acetaminophen) NSAID medication such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn and various types of topical medication. Weight loss and appropriate exercise. Exercise that consists of strengthening the lower extremities modified to avoid aggravating the pain. Wear comfortable shoes with "cushion" in the soles. You can also try a brace. If all fails, see your doctor. Good link: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/ ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is best treatment for osteoarthritis in lower back and thumbs and increasing body aches and pains?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is best treatment for osteoarthritis in lower back and thumbs and increasing body aches and pains?

Check diagnosis: At 36 itcwould be exceedingly unusual to have osteoarthritis without major trauma at this age i would be more concerned about a condition called spondylitis. I would seek the consultation of a rheumatologist to first make the correct diagnosis and start proper therapy. ...Read more

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What treatments are available for osteoarthritis?

Check out these: Links. Take care! https://www.Arthritis.Org/ http://www.Healthline.Com/health-slideshow/herbs-arthritis-pain.

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What are the types of treatment for osteoarthritis?

OA treatment: There are 4 basic treatments. Medication ( both prescription and otc). Physical therapy + weight loss. Injections and surgery. ...Read more

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