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What to do if I have knee arthritis. What medicine works best to relieve pain and inflammation?

What to do if I have knee arthritis. What medicine works best to relieve pain and inflammation?

No one best med: No one med helps best or helps everyone. With osteoarthritis of the knee, treatment options include exercises, nsaids and injectable lubricants among others. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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What can I do to relieve the pain from rheumatoid arthritis?

What can I do to relieve the pain from rheumatoid arthritis?

Stop inflammation!: This is key. You will most likely need drugs of the Aleve (naproxen) type, butt this gives symptom relief only and does not inhibit joint damage. A specialist in rheumatology who can coordinate therapy with your primary care doctor is your best bet. ...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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Rheumatoid arthritis problems, what can I take for the pain?

Rheumatoid arthritis problems, what can I take for the pain?

Lots: Start out with the basics like nsaids such as advil, (ibuprofen) alleve, motrim as these have more of anti inflammatory components. Prescription narcotics are sometimes based on severity of ra. But overall, you want to prevent the flares by immunosuppressants. A rheumatologist would be best person to consult. ...Read more

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What can I do to manage pain from osteoarthritis? What medicine (or other means) works best to relieve severe pain from osteoarthritis?

What can I do to manage pain from osteoarthritis? What medicine (or other means) works best to relieve severe pain from osteoarthritis?

Many things: Even though you have arthritis, you need to find a way to continue to exercise. Non-impact things are the best -- swimming, biking, etc. Depending on where the arthritis is can also tailor your treatment. Even just a little exercise each day makes a difference. Medicine includes tylenol (acetaminophen) and anti-inflammatories. Consult with your primary physician to make sure there are no interactions. ...Read more

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What to do for oa pain at night?

OA pain: Depends on the area. Sleep with extra pillow between and supportive of the affected joints. Consider gentle massage, ice followed by moist heat, and gentle motion exercises. ...Read more

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What can I do to help with for sacro-iliac joint pain?

What can I do to help with for sacro-iliac joint pain?

Prolotherapy: Prolotherapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for si pain. Si pain is most frequently due to sprains of the si ligaments, although occasionally it is due to inflmmation of the joint. The latter is effectively treated with fluoroscopically quided injection with cortisone. ...Read more

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What do you recommned as an alternative to pain medicine for tendinitis? Are there any non-drug remedies for tendonitis pain?

Potentially: There are many foods and supplements with have tremendous antiinflammatory capabilities. You can read about anti-inflammatory diets in general and there are a lot of health benefits to them. Omega 3 is just one of many nutrients that have these capabilities and can be found naturally in fish, flax seed, and also in a variety of supplements. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What to do for neuropathic pain?

What to do for neuropathic pain?

Neuropathic pain: First, if the neuropathy is from diabetes, getting your blood sugar under control is very important to prevent worsening of the condition. Medications such as gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) gralise, or metanx have been shown to be helpful in certain cases. Topical creams are also used in some cases. Tens units can block painful stimuli from being interpretted by your brain. ...Read more

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What to do for chronic back pain without taking drugs?

What to do for chronic back pain without taking drugs?

Chronic back pain: Moist heat to the painful area can help relax tense muscles; stretching exercises can also help relax muscle spasm. Therapeutic massage feels good and relaxes muscles to relieve pain. Osteopathic manipulation or chiropractic can relax stiff muscles as well as relieve pressure on nerves & realign structures. ...Read more

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What is best to take for joint pain with swollen ankles?

What is best to take for joint pain with swollen ankles?

Joint pain: The first thing to do is see your podiatrist and determine why they are swollen. Then you will be directed what - if any -meds to take. ...Read more

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What can be another reason for joint pain other than arthritis? What is the recommended test for arthiritis?

What can be another reason for joint pain other than arthritis? What is the recommended test for arthiritis?

Exam by rheumatology: There is no reliable blood test for arthritis.It is a clinical diagnosis based on inflammation of the synovial cells lining the joints that can be seen as joint swelling on exam in RA or a typical pattern of joint pain without swelling in osteoarthritis.X-rays can show some more advanced joint damage but MRI with contrast is most sensitive.Rheum factor & ccp antibody can help confirm suspected ra. ...Read more

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What drugs can I take for excruciating arthritis pain and where to get it?

What drugs can I take for excruciating arthritis pain and where to get it?

Arthritis Drugs: Drugs for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis include Leflunomide (arava) and the "biologic" medications Etanercept (enbrel), Infliximab (remicade), Anakinra (kineret), Adalimumab (humira), Rituximab (rituxan), Abatacept (orencia), golimumab (simponi), certolizumab pegol (cimzia), and tocilizumab (actemra). Each of these medications can increase the risk for infections but are very effective. ...Read more

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What to use for extreme. Back pain?

What to use for extreme. Back pain?

See your doctor: Extreme pain is never good and you deserve to have that treated or at least evaluated. Always start with your pcp. If not available it's ok to seek care for extreme pain from an emergency clinic. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A severe illness caused by bacteria named bacillus anthracis. Anthrax disease can result in pneumonia, ...Read more