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What are some things I can do to soothe arthritis pain?

What are some things I can do to soothe arthritis pain?

LOTS of things: Exercise and stretching can improve arthritis pain. I recommend alternating resistance and aerobic exercise 6 days per week with stretches every day. Aerobic exercise should be moderate intensity and low impact (elliptical). Losing weight can help. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Aleve can help, but discuss with your doctor before taking. Glucosamine, chondroitin and 5-loxin can help symptoms in some as can topicals. ...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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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 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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Why do I have so much arthritis pain?

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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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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Which is the optimum solution for arthritis pain?

Which is the optimum solution for arthritis pain?

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 should I take for excruciating arthritis pain?

What should I take for excruciating arthritis pain?

Depends: Based on the world health organization step therapy, the first line is tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen), second line is nonsteroidals like Motrin or naprosyn, and third line is opioids. It depends on the training of the physician on whether or not opioids will be offered since there is differing point of view of the use of opioids in chronic non malignant pain like arthritis. ...Read more

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How to ease arthritis pain, using minimal pain medications?

Mixed modalities.: Take 3-omega fatty acids as fish or flaxseed oil (my preference!). You should take enough to take 1500-2000mg per day. Regular flaxseed oil is less expensive and has more omega-3, which is antiinflammtory! Take adequate vitamin d3, at least 2000/day with calcium. Gentle atraumatic exercises like yoga, cardio-dancing, pilates helps. Take ibuprophen or naproxen. These will help, but not remit! ...Read more

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What kind of injections are used to treat rhuematoid arthritis pain?

What kind of injections are used to treat rhuematoid arthritis pain?

Specific joints: You can also have cortisone with a local anesthetic injections into a joint that has flared up. This is a temporary fix but gives fast relief. ...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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Any alternative remedies for arthritis pain?

Talk to your dr: Accupuncture, fish oil, arnica. Speak to your dr before starting any treatments. Pharmacies that specialize in homeopathic remedies may be helpful

"routine" treatments include low impact exercise, weight loss, anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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How to deal with arthritis pain in the ankles?

How to deal with arthritis pain in the ankles?

OA in ankles: Maintain proper weight, exercise regularly (but not to the point of exascerbating ankle pain). Use otc zostrix (capsaicin) cream/thermacare wraps twice daily for arthritic pain relief. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do swimming exercise help relieve arthritis pain?

Swimming: Absolutely, one of the best exercises for it--low impact and buoyant. ...Read more

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How effective is sam-e in relieving arthritis pain?

How effective is sam-e in relieving arthritis pain?

Minimal: There have been several studies recently examining the effect of sam-e versus control or traditional nsaids.
There was no appreciable benefit from sam-e therapy. ...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

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What are some alternative remedies for arthritis pain?

What are some alternative remedies for arthritis pain?

Several.: Omega-3 fatty acids. Anti-oxidants (grapeseed extract), losing weight, bracing, splinting, exercise appropriate non-traumatic activity. Warm heat for chronic pain. Capsacin cream applied to hands and feet. Several others. The effectiveness is moderate for pain relief in arthritis and rheumatism. ...Read more

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What do you feel are the best OTC arthritis pain pills?

What do you feel are the best OTC arthritis pain pills?

Ibuprofen (Motrin): Or Aleve (naproxen) are the typical OTC meds for arthritis. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also be used. ...Read more

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Do copper bracelet benefit in relieving arthritis pain?

No: No scientific evidence prove today of the effeteness of the metal bracelet for arthritis pain. Mostly placebo effects. ...Read more

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Arthritis pain is kicking my butt. How do I combat this?

Not enough info: Where is the pain? . What do x rays show? Have you seen a doctor about this problem? Answer these questions first. Get the problems evaluated and then you will know the most appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for arthritis pain and swelling?

Are there any good home remedies for arthritis pain and swelling?

Fish oil, Arnika: Fish oil is good for joints as well as your heart. Arnika is a "homeopathic" anti inflammatory medicine which some patients find affective. If you have access to a pharmacy that specializes in homeopathic treatment they may have other options. ...Read more

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Are there any good over-the-counter medication for arthritis pain?

Glucosamine: You can take supplements such as combination of glucosamine and chondroitin. Additionally, you can also take painkillers such as advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to try limbrel for arthritis pain?

Not approved: Limbrel is a herbal remedy touted for it, s use in osteoarthritis. It has not been studied and approved for safety or effectiveness, and some herbal compounds that are not pure have contained harmful bi-products. There are better remedies. ...Read more

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What's the best over-the-counter medicine to relieve arthritis pain?

What's the best over-the-counter medicine to relieve arthritis pain?

Exercise: Exercise (gentle stretchings, walking, swimming) is one of the best things you can do for arthritis pain; its better than over-the-counter, its free. You can take supplements such as combination of glucosamine and chondroitin. Additionally, you can also take painkillers such as advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve. ...Read more

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Which drugs, apart from opium-based, are good for treating arthritis pain?

Which drugs, apart from opium-based, are good for treating arthritis pain?

Arthritis medication: There are a number of different types of arthritis and the type of arthritis you have will determine which class of drugs would be appropriate. I would recommend getting in for a good evaluation from a rheumatologist and letting them guide you in what medications are appropriate. ...Read more

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What are some effective OTC ointment or medicine for arthritis pain relief?

What are some effective OTC ointment or medicine for arthritis pain relief?

Menthol, capsaicin: If limited to over the counter ointments, some options include counterirritant products (menthol, camphor, eucalyptus oil), capsaicin, or ointments with salicylates. Some of the above ointments include icy hot, tiger balm, bengay, aspercreme, capsaicin.

There are other perscription options that should be discussed with your physician such as lidocain based patches, anti-inflamatory based ointments. ...Read more

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Is paracetamol recomanded for arthritis pain?

Is paracetamol recomanded for arthritis pain?

Yes: It helps for pain from osteoarthritis. Be careful to stay within daily dosage guidelines. ...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?

Treat the problem: The best way to treat pain from arthritis is to fix the underlying cause of the specific type of arthritis you have. In addition to that, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories are the most commonly prescribed pain medication in general. ...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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Which foods help fight arthritis pain?

Many: Tart cherries, ginger, omega 3's. Fish, shrimp with krill oil, pineapple with bromelain. ...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