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What is the best alternative medicine for relieving my si joint pain?

What is the best alternative medicine for relieving my si joint pain?

Alternative care: The best medicine is to see a doctor to be examined to find the cause of your joint pain. When the cause is know then you can have the options of treatment that are know to treat the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Medicine (Definition)

Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more


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What is the best medicine or injection for restoring joint function and relief pain of knee osteoarthritis?

What is the best medicine or injection for restoring joint function and relief pain of knee osteoarthritis?

Nutrition, supplem't: Start with good nutrition and try: glucosamine (500 mg 3x/ day), same (don't take if bipolar or with prostate cancer) 400 mg on empty stomach (may eventually take up to 800 mg 2x/ day) and must have b-complex with the same, and wait 2-3 months to see if these are helping. Both have good evidence for treating osteoarthritis and are safe. Physical therapy can help any misalignment in muscles. ...Read more

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What is the best pain medicine for tendinitis?

What is the best pain medicine for tendinitis?

ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES: You're not really looking for a pain medication, which addresses the pain but not really the inflammatory process. Instead, the broad class of NSAID's would be more helpful. These are not without side effects, and should be monitored by a physician. Dr. Latva ...Read more

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What is best medicine for knee joint pains?

Core: Core strengthening along with hip, thigh and leg strengthening. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC pain reliever for arthritis?

What is the best OTC pain reliever for arthritis?

Personal choice: Each person may have a different opinion on what works best. If you have other health issues or take other medications, make sure you are allowed to take otc pain relievers. ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief for syatica?

What is the best pain relief for syatica?

Relief pain sciatica: You mean pain of sciatica.Sciatica is caused by irritation or compression of one or more of the five spinal nerve roots which comprise sciatic nerve.It can be from herniated disc, spinal stenosis or piriform syndrom.Your doctor will be able to explain what these are.The treatment is non steroidal pain meds like motrin, muscle relaxants, bed rest is controversal, and some time physical therapy may help. ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief for rheumatoid arthitis?

What is the best pain relief for rheumatoid arthitis?

See a rheumatolotist: Depends on the activity of the disease. You may need disease modifiying drugs which can stop the damage to the joints. Sometime the disease becomes dormant and doesn't require these powerful and sometimes dangerous drugs. A rheumatologist is your best bet to get the right treatment. You want to make sure it is really RA that is being treated, too. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for hand joint pain?

What is the best medication for hand joint pain?

Nsaiids: I have found most nsaids to be helpful for these problems i would start with some advil (ibuprofen) or aleve you might require a prescription nsaid to get the best result with the least side effects. ...Read more

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What is the best pain med for fybromyalga?

What is the best pain med for fybromyalga?

One that helps you: Best is the one that helps you most. Each one responds different. I use a lot of combinations, mostly Nucynta (tapentadol) and Cymbalta combination. I try to avoid narcotics, which are habit forming. Your doctor will guide you thru the choices. ...Read more

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Is the natural pain relief medicine celadrex good for back pain?

Is the natural pain relief medicine celadrex good for back pain?

Probably not: This sounds like someone is marketing a non-FDA approved nutritional supplement with a name that is designed to sound almost exactly like "Celebrex", an FDA-approved non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication that can be effective for some pain conditions. I would avoid "celadrex" like the plague. The only way it might help for back pain is that you wallet will weigh less. ...Read more

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What is the best pain killer for arthritic knees?

What is the best pain killer for arthritic knees?

Arthritis: Non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are the first line. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC pain medicine for a sprained knee?

What is the best OTC pain medicine for a sprained knee?

Knee sprain: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine or theraphy for my knee pain?

Diagnosing the prob!: Too many causes for knee pain, with different approaches to answer. Diagnosis is the first step. See your doc! ...Read more

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What is the best non prescription pain med for knee pain ?

What is the best non prescription pain med for knee pain  ?

Ibuprofen or naproxe: Ibuprofen or Naproxen are over the counter anti-inflammatories that will help with knee pain. Be careful to take with food to avoid stomach upset. Ibuprofen is available over the counter in 200mg tabs (rx is 400, 600 and 800 mg) and lasts 6 hrs. Naproxen is available as 220mg over the counter (rx is 250, 375, 500 and 550) and lasts 8 hours. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for arthritic knee pain aside surgery?

What is the best treatment for arthritic knee pain aside surgery?

Multi-Modal approach: Here are many non surgical options of things to try to reduce pain or improve function before moving on to surgery. -ice -nsaids -nutritional supplements that reduce inflammation -good hydration -reducing caffeine -knee braces -knee compression sleeves -physical therapy & exercise -cortisone injections -lubricant injections (hylauronic acid) -avoiding lots of stairs or ladders -accupuncture. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for my sacroiliac joint instability?

What is the best treatment for my sacroiliac joint instability?

S-I instability: Check with your pt and orthopedic surgeon. Joint stabilization, modalities/pt/laser, activity modification, core exercises can all help. ...Read more

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What is the best pain reliever for frozen shoulder?

What is the best pain reliever for frozen shoulder?

Shoulder pain: A true "frozen" shoulder should at a minimum receive an injection of Marcaine (local anesthetic) and steroid followed up by physical therapy. If this does not work an orthopedist would then take you to the or and under general anesthesia force your shoulder to move. There are no oral medications for this. ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief medication for back pain?

Consider eval: Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (don't get burned), massage, & acupuncture can help. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic. ...Read more

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I've got sciatica pain what is the best cure or medication?

I've got sciatica pain what is the best cure or medication?

conservative care : Initial treatment for sciatica includes physical therapy and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories. If your pain persists, your physician may order an MRI and you may be a candidate for epidural steroid injections. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more