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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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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. 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 ...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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What is the best topical treatment for knee pain osteoarthritis in elderly?

What is the best topical treatment for knee pain osteoarthritis in elderly?

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

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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?

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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What are some treatments for osteoarthritis that work?

What are some treatments for osteoarthritis that work?

Depends what u mea!: The mainstay of treatment for osteoarthritis is anti-inflammatory medication. These medications relieve pain and stiffness, but do not prevent arthritis from getting worse. Maintaining a healthy weight, and getting regular exercise are also valuable. ...Read more

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Are there any good holistic medical treatments for osteoarthritis?

Are there any good holistic medical treatments for osteoarthritis?

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 more

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My aunt have osteoarthritis she have dorofen as a treatment is that good for her ?

If it works: If it provides reasonable benefit and gives her no side effects then it is an acceptable treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for osteoarthritis, I have tremendous pain and is affecting my life?

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

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What are some of the pharmacological treatments for osteoarthritis pain?

What are some of the pharmacological treatments for osteoarthritis pain?

NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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Which treatment is recommended for osteoarthritis in the knee?

Which treatment is recommended for osteoarthritis in the knee?

See details: There are several options. Nsaids such as naproxen, tylenol (acetaminophen) if it works, supplements (glucosamine), exercises to strengthen supporting muscles, injectable lubricants (synvisc, orthovisvc, etc). A rheumatologist can help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have problems with current treatments for osteoarthritis of the shoulder?

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