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Where is the best place to live if I have arthritis?

Where is the best place to live if I have arthritis?

Arthritis: Because some people with arthritis are worse with cold weather, then living in a warmer climate should help. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What is the best place to live if I suffer from sporiatic arthritis?

What is the best place to live if I suffer from sporiatic arthritis?

Phoenix: Hot, dry area with not much weather fronts/changes is ideal. That is why a lot of retirees with arthritis will relocate to the south. ...Read more

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What is the best tx for arthritis?

What is the best tx for arthritis?

Depends on Type: There are many different types of arthritis. Treatment options are based on the type of arthritis a patient has. If you have arthritis you should see a rheumatologist. Rheumatologists specialize in the treatment of arthritis and autoimmune diseases and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What is the best way to manage arthritis?

What is the best way to manage arthritis?

Stay active: Arthritis can be thought of as rust in the joint, and staying active is the best way to keep the joints moving freely. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also be helpful, and sometimes injections (depending on the joint) can provide a great deal of relief. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat arthritis without medication?

What is the best way to treat arthritis without medication?

Depends: If you are overweight, the best means of reducing stress on your joints is weight loss. For painful arthrits of the knee for every pound you are overweight you induce anywhere from 4-7 pounds of added force thru your knee depending on activity such as stair climbing. Put down the cheeseburger and choose something healthy. You can't change genetics which probably is the most important factor. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy to use for arthritis?

It depends: It depends on the type of arthritis, the joints involved and the severity of the involvement. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for arthritis pain?

What is the best remedy for arthritis pain?

Foot Arthritis: Inflammatory joint diseases are responsible of chronic systemic inflammation, joint degradations, deformities, and altered quality of life. Patients suffering from chronic rheumatic diseases also present increased bone fragility and increased fracture risk. A new class of medications called biologics are very successful at treating this disease process. ...Read more

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What is the best med for rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the best med for rheumatoid arthritis?

Impossible to answer: Every patient is different with differing degrees and intensity of disease and differing potentials for long term damage. Varied drugs are used includind anti inflammatory medications and low dose steroids. Disease modifying drugs like plaquenil, azulfidine (sulfasalazine) or Methotrexate are quite helpful the most recent additions, the biologics, like Enbrel or Humira are the most potent and trul;y inhibit diseu. ...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 treatment for painful arthritis?

What is the best treatment for painful arthritis?

First of all: The type of arthritis must be determined.
In general ASPIRIN is pretty much an accepted treatment (exception GOUT which may get worse with Aspirin) Suffices to say. Get your joint pain evaluated first by your PCP then a referral to a RHEUMATOLOGIST may be advisable
Hope this helps! ]
Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the best relief for arthritis in the knees?

What is the best relief for arthritis in the knees?

NSAIDS: If arthritis is what you have been diagnosed with, then what kind is it and trying simple tylenol (acetaminophen) first for pain control or nsaids such as advil or aleive especially if there is any inflammation. If no benefit seek medical consultation so a proper regimine can be assessed for you. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for arthritis pain?

What is the best treatment for arthritis pain?

See a rheumatologist: There's no one best way to manage arthritis pain or achieve pain relief.Once a diagnosis of arthritis has been made, effective management of arthritis involves three specific strategies: 1) Patient education, 2) Body rehabilitation, and 3) Pharmacological (medical) management. See a rheumatologist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for gout and arthritis?

What is the best treatment for gout and arthritis?

See your physician: The best thing is to be examined to determine the underlying cause. This will determine the best treatment approach. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the best remedy for rheumatoid arthritis?

Different: Remedies for sub-types of ra. Example il-6, tnf, cd28, b cell treatments etc. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has rheumatiod arthritis. What is the best treatment?

My girlfriend has rheumatiod arthritis. What is the best treatment?

Rheumatoid arthritis: She can start with an antiinflammatory drug like Ibuprofen or Naproxen but she needs to see a rheumatologist to get more specialized treament regimens. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the best treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

Biologicals: The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has really improved over the last decade since introduction of new class of medications called biological they have many side effects and need to be selected properly for best fit for individual patient please talk to your rheumatologist who will be the best one to answer your specific question good luck. ...Read more

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What are the best supplements for rheumatoid arthritis?

What are the best supplements for rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis: Best supplements are not what you need for now!
You MUST have your Primary doctor refer you to a Rheumatologist!

Hope all goes well - please keep me posted! ...Read more

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I have arthritis in my knee. What is the best treatment for it?

I have arthritis in my knee. What is the best treatment for it?

Depends on grade: Early arthritis is controlled by activity modifications, regular low impact exercise, anti-inflammatory medicines, maintaining ideal body weight, glucosamine and chondroiton supplements, and knee sleeves. As it advances, then injectable options, including steroids and Hyaluronate become available. Finally, at end stages, surgeries, including partial and full knee replacement are the best option. ...Read more

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What is the best thing for arthritis pain?

What is the best thing for arthritis pain?

Big Question: If referring to over-the-counter, assuming that there are no health problems or contraindications, I usually recommend tylenol (acetaminophen) extra strength 2 twice daily. Have liver function checked if continued long-term basis. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent arthritis?

What are the best ways to prevent arthritis?

OA vs RA: Arthritis is a group of over one hundred different conditions so I will discuss the two most common types. Osteoarthritis (oa) is best prevented by exercising, maintaining normal body weight, and avoiding injury. The chance of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be lessened by not smoking. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to buy otc; for chronic arthritis?

What is the best thing to buy otc; for chronic arthritis?

Meds: Everyone responds differently so there is some degree of trial & error. Nsaids such as alleve or Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) are popular. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is good for pain relief but is not an anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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What's the best way to lose weight if you have arthritis?

Weight loss program: I would recommend a weight loss program like weigh watchers which can be very successful and works for anyone. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for a patient with arthritis? 23, female

What are the best exercises for a patient with arthritis? 23, female

Water: Low impact. Water based exercises are ideal because you can exercise hard with very little impact. ...Read more

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What's the best managent for arthritis stage 3 in a 55 year old female?

What's the best managent for arthritis stage 3 in a 55 year old female?

Conservative: Begin with low-impact exercise, weight-loss, and over-the-counter pain meds. Your surgeon may recommend joint injections as well. Surgery as a last resort. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for juvenile arthritis? Does it change over time?

What is the best medicine for juvenile arthritis? Does it change over time?

Several Rxs: The depend on the type of jia. Most children below the age of puberty have early onset adult spondyloarthroparhies, and respond to sulfasalazine, methotrexate, the biologics (enbrel, humira), and and conventional nsaids (ie naproxen. However nsaids only help with pain/fever, and do not get rid of the inflammation well to be used alone. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia and arthritis and can only work part time I was wondering if you could tell me the best way too get disability? Thanks!

I have fibromyalgia and arthritis and can only work part time I was wondering if you could tell me the best way too get disability? Thanks!

From whom?: Disability rating requirements can vary. Social security disability has some criteria, private insurance. May have more detailed requirements such as a functional capacity evaluation and rating. Start with what avenue you wish to take then see the doc who diagnoses your conditions. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for arthritis?

What is the best treatment for arthritis?

Tylenol/ exercise: No best treatment for not so bad arthritis you can try tylenol (acetaminophen) / arthritis as needed basis with good exercise. ...Read more

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What are the best arthritis pain relievers available?

What are the best arthritis pain relievers available?

Lots: However there are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joints or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Generally these options are not covered by your insurance though. Check out regenexx. Com. ...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