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What are the non oral treatments for arthritic pain?

What are the non oral treatments for arthritic pain?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. Limiting pressure and movement of joint can also help with relief of pain by preventing inflammation. Wishing you'all the best. ...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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What are the alternative treatments available for heel and knee joint pain other than painkillers?

What are the alternative treatments available for heel and knee joint pain other than painkillers?

A couple: Antiinflammatories both oral and topical, msm, glucosamine, physical therapy, braces. Stretching of achilles tendon and plantar fascia for heel and quads and hamstrings for the knee. Accupunture is an option as well. ...Read more

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What are the best and most effective healing treatments for arthritis and/or joint swelling?

What are the best and most effective healing treatments for arthritis and/or joint swelling?

Depends: Not all joint swelling is from arthritis. There are many reasons for joint swelling, effusion, or fluid on the knee. First step in treatment is accurate diagnosis. Consult with an orthopedic surgeon or rheumatologist to get started. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for arthritis?

What are the treatments for arthritis?

Multiple: Multiple treatments, many involve the use of medications; there are injections that we try as well; finally, there are even surgical approaches as well. ...Read more

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What treatment options are available for painful spondylosis of the neck?

Cervical spondylosis: 24 year old lady with a concern about neck pain. You should have a full evaluation by an orthopaedic spine surgeon in clinic. Typically, rest, physical therapy, NSAIDS, ice/heat, modalities, or bracing are used. Other degenerative problems in the cervical spine related to spondylosis require imaging/surgery. See this link: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic ...Read more

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What are cures or treatments for the pain and swelling from tennis elbow?

What are cures or treatments for the pain and swelling from tennis elbow?

Start with RICE: Lateral epicondylitis (aka "tennis elbow") is a common overuse injury to the elbow. In order to treat the pain, i recommend you start with rice, follow with stretching/ strengthening (therapy), & consider couterforce bracing. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone or prp injections. Some people end up needing surgery... http://drmarkgalland.com/category/elbow. ...Read more

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What are some of the alternative treatments for knee arthritis?

What are some of the alternative treatments for knee arthritis?

Knee arthritis: Depending on the degree of damage, there is glucosamine and chondroitin supplements, steroid knee injections, synthetic joint fluid injections to attempt to salvage cartilage, and then joint replacement. ...Read more

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What are the treatment methods for psoriatic arthritis?

What are the treatment methods for psoriatic arthritis?

Biologics-last Rx!: Most patients do not need biologics, which should be reserved for the most severe cases. Sulfasalazine, co-adminstered with mtx is a good option, and very inexpensive. ...Read more

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What are the best non narcotic meds for chronic pain?

NSAIDs : Help with inflammation and are good for pain. Several antidepressants help with chronic pain as well. Nerve pain has different treatment options. Talk to your doctor to see which treatment is best for you. Several non narcotic options are out there ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for reactive arthritis?

There are two factor: The goal of treatment is to manage your symptoms and treat any underlying bacterial infections that may still be present. Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic to eliminate the bacterial infection that triggered your reactive arthritis if it's still detectable in your body.For your arthritis signs and symptoms, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, tumor necrosis factor. ...Read more

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What are the conservative options for treating low back pain?

What are the conservative options for treating low back pain?

Back Pain: Conservative measures in my opinion for back pain include the following: NSAIDS , muscle relaxers short term ( not soma), stretching and range of motion exercises, physical therapy, osteopathic manipulation, in some cases chiropractic care, very short term use of pain medications in the acute phase, local heat, rest for 24-48 hours, plain X-ray. No CT or MRI without neuro deficit for 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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What kind of treatmments are available for serious back pain and already had surgery and is there another way besides medication , pain managment?

Spinal Cord Stim: Evaluation with a reptable pain management physician who can evaluate then implant the stim, after a trial. Nice thing about a spinal cord stim is that you can and indeed are required to, try it for a few days before the permanent implantation. ...Read more

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Pain treatments? What are some pain treatment options other than prescription drugs?

Many: The most effective pain treatment is to eliminate the underlying problem through repair or rehabilitation. In cases where this is not possible, treatment of pain may include stress reduction, behavioral therapy, topical medication, massage, ice, heat, compressive wraps, tens, or spinal stimulation. ...Read more