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I have about gin soaked raisans. If they work, how long do you soak and how many do you eat to ease arthritis?

I have about gin soaked raisans. If they work, how long do you soak and how many do you eat to ease arthritis?

No real studies: The idea of eating gin-soaked raisins to help arthritis pain has been around for ~30 years. It's in the realm of folk remedies, with no testing in the controlled double blind study approach conventional medicine uses. You'd be doing your own personal experiment by trying this, but here's some info: http://tinyurl.Com/n8wocra if it gives better results than oxycodone & percocet, do let us know. ...Read more

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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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Can you get arthritis in your early 20's?

Can you get arthritis in your early 20's?

Yes: There are many types of arthritis. People born with a congenital abnormality like hip dysplasia, are more likely to get early onset arthritis. Trauma to a joint early in life can lead to arthritis. Some autoimmune diseases such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, ra, and lupus can present with early arthritis. A rheumatologist can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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Will my arthritis medication(s) interact with other medications?

Will my arthritis medication(s) interact with other medications?

Yes.: Medications for pain and arthritis can interact with many other drugs. This is why your doctor needs to know all the medications you take. ...Read more

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What’s the Difference between Arthritis and Arthralgia. Which one is more serve?

What’s the Difference between Arthritis and Arthralgia. Which one is more serve?

Arthritis and: Arthralgia, literally means joint pain and is a symptom of the Arthritis is a joint disorder itself that involves inflammation of one or several joints. ...Read more

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How can I stop symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in finger/s?

How can I stop symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in finger/s?

By seeing..: A rheumatologist and getting placed on an appropriate combination of "remitting agents. Injections of Prednisone like steroids should give you very quick relief, but this is not the long term solution! ...Read more

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Does food affect arthritis?

Does food affect arthritis?

Depends on type: 150 types of arthritis. Gout is affected by diet (prot., purines, alcohol); rheumatoid maybe modestly affected by amt and type of fat intake. High fat and omega 6 (land fats) can increase body's chemical mediators of inflammation; lower fat and omega 3 (marine oils) lower them. Flax/walnuts nahclinical effect? Maybe; couldn't hurt. Doesn't take the place of meds. Cherries don't stop gout attacks. ...Read more

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How do people get arthritis?

How do people get arthritis?

Many causes: There are many forms of arthritis. Arthritis can be caused by injury, wear and tear, metabolic disease, endocrine disease, inherited, autoimmune disease among others. If you have a specific type of arthritis in mind please ask again or ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I have arthritis at age 13?

Yes: Yes there are forms of arthritis in young people such as jeuvenile rheumatoid arthritis and if concerned see a rheumatologist and be accessed but usually one would consult their primary care physician or peiatrician first. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat arthritis?

Several things: Try to stay active. You may have to modify how you do things, but stay in shape. Find exercises that you can do without irritating the arthritic joints. Many folks with arthritis can exercise in the water (but you have to have access to a pool). Many facilities have classes and groups for arthritis sufferers. Your primary provider can help you find the best medications for your situation. ...Read more

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What can be done about arthritis?

What can be done about arthritis?

Arthritis: Consider weight control, low impact stretch and strengthening, swim, walk, bike, low impact activities, yoga, pilates, tai chi, glucosamine with chondroitin, purified omega, proper diet, supportive shoe wear, pt/laser/modalities, injections of cortisone or viscosupplementation, nsaids, activity modifications, etc. Surgical intervention if pain, imaging, and exam by an orthopedic surgeon warrant it. ...Read more

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At what age can you get arthritis?

At what age can you get arthritis?

No age limits: You can get arthritis at virtually any age some pediatric patients with juvenile arthritis can start getting symptoms at 7-8 years old obviously the degenerative types of arthritis just get more common as you getting older. ...Read more

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Do you know the cause of arthritis?

Do you know the cause of arthritis?

Varies: There are multiple types of arthritis, each with its own cause. Post traumatic arthritis is from injury, osteoarthritis is felt to be a wearing down in articular cartilage, and in the various types of inflammatory arthritic conditions the bodies immune system. attacks the cartilage causing damage ...Read more

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How do I find out if I have arthritis?

How do I find out if I have arthritis?

Doctor visit: See either your primary or be referred to a rheumatologist to have a rheumatoid panel run, a blood test and probably x-rays to the affected body parts. ...Read more

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Can arthritis cause me to drop things?

Can arthritis cause me to drop things?

Absolutely!: Can be due to pain reflex. Structural damge and weakness of hands. Secondary carpal tunnel. Weakness from nerve root compression in the cervical spine. Many possibilities. You need to see someone in rheumatology to ferret out the answer. Rheumatism or secondary neuromuscular problems are most likely! ...Read more

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How can I help someone with arthritis ?

ask them: It really depends a lot on the type of arthritis, what treatment they are on and if they have deformities/disabilities from their arthritis. Most people with physical problems prefer to be treated as you would anyone else. If this is a friend or family member ask them if there is anything you could do or should not do which would help them. The most important step is to be supportive. ...Read more

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What can cause the symptoms of arthritis?

What can cause the symptoms of arthritis?

150 + types arthriti: There are over 150 types of arthritis so these differ and these symptoms can be different. The symptoms come from swelling, inside the knee, rubbing of bones and cartilage, inflammatory crystals, torn menisci, joint mice (debris) etc. Each person is different and your evaluation will look at these things to try to help make the diagnosis and develop your therapy program. ...Read more

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How can you reduce arthritis-related pain?

How can you reduce arthritis-related pain?

Stop inflammation: Pain is best reduced with anti-inflammatory and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. ...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