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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Diclofenac: In the U.S., diclofenac is a prescription anti-inflammatory often put into a gel or a cream that can be applied to the knee between 1 and 4 times a day to relieve the pain of knee osteoarthritis. Other similar options, less commonly used, are available. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarke holmes ...Read more
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
Hi doctors, was just wondering what is best treatment for osteoarthritis in lower back and thumbs and increasing body aches and pains?
Yes: Acupuncture has been shown in clinical studies to be helpful for oa of the knee. Certain suppplements may also be helpful and you can check to see if any of these may be appropriate for you: glucosamine, same, ashwagandha, boswellia, fish oil and others. Follow an anti inflammatory diet rich in whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and low in processed foods and fatty animal products. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If it works: If it provides reasonable benefit and gives her no side effects then it is an acceptable treatment. ...Read more
Have you seen a Doct: You need to see a doctor who can examine and find out what is going on in your joints. Osteoarthritis is common in people who are overweight and getting into their older(>50 years) of age.Tell us which joints are bothering you, ?any X-rays of joints done? Have you seen an Orthopedic doctor who can help you best? Once we know the complete story then we can guide you further. ...Read more
Physical Therapy: Assuming that you have had a good work-up and no other structural abnormality is present, and assuming that you are not happy with your current treatments for what ever reasons, then you should try an at home physical therapy. I may be able to help. Google "Principles of Intrinsic Medicine" to read, and then Google "DrNefcy.com" and click on arthrogram advice for an email link to me. ...Read more
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