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Doctor insights on: Which Foods Help Fight Arthritis Pain

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Dr. Thomas Namey
2,350 doctors shared insights

Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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 foods help arthritis pain?

What foods help arthritis pain?

Foods for Arthritis: Cauliflower contains several anti-inflammatory nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, selenium and vitamin k. Vitamin k helps regulates the inflammatory response, and omega-3 fatty acids is a type of fat believed to have anti-inflammatory abilities. Cauliflower also contains selenium, a substance that helps strengthen the immune system, and indole-3-carbinol, a molecule to prevent inflammation. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods help against arthritis pain?

Please suggest what foods help against arthritis pain?

None: Many diets have been postulated as therapies for arthritis, but long term studies have failed to substantiate any benefit from them. ...Read more

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Does inflammation from obesity contribute to things like arthritis pain and the development of food allergies?

Does inflammation from obesity contribute to things like arthritis pain and the development of food allergies?

Obesity is fat: The causes of obesity are many but I am unaware of any relationship to increased allergies. Arthritis is well- proven as a result of the mechanical insults of over-weight and abnormal weight-bearing. Lack of exercise is only half the common cause of obesity. Overeating, the other half, may be due to many things including anxiety and stress that could aggravate allergies. ...Read more

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How to manage arthritis pain?

How to manage arthritis pain?

See Physician: See rheumatologist for evaluation, work up and treatment. Exercise and ice/heat/massage may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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What will help arthritis pain?

What will help arthritis pain?

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

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How can you manage arthritis pain?

How can you manage arthritis pain?

Many ways: First of all get a good evaluation by a doctor who specializes in dealing with arthritis. This is usually a rheumatologist or a physiatrist. This will involve a physical exam, blood tests, imaging studies. Approaches to arthritis include: evaluating nutrition, weight, joint alignment problems. Treatments include, medications, physical therapy, supplements, alternatives like acupuncture. ...Read more

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Why do I have so much arthritis pain?

Need information: It depends. I cannot say without more information. Many people are susceptible to developing osteoarthritis (wear and tear) at an early age. Genetics definitely plays a part, in my experience often associated with one's mother's degree of arthritis. There are autoimmune causes of arthritis such as lupus, rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis. Start with your family doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you manage new arthritis pain?

How do you manage new arthritis pain?

Depends: If it is just one joint, the options include splinting, injections, or surgery which can be joint replacement or fusion. Multiple joints are usually treated more with medications such as non steroidal antiinflammatory drugs. ...Read more

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What remedies ease back arthritis pain?

What remedies ease back arthritis pain?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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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