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I have moderate/severe arthritis in both knees. I'm already on a signifigant amount of pain rx's. Im looking for ways to ease morning pain/stiffness.?
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Dr. Emmanuel Quaye
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Try alternative med.
I'm an internist, and also practice functional medicine, so my answer will reflect both practices.
"moderate/severe arthritis, " and "significant amount of pain rx's" means smthn is not working. Correct diagnosis? Osteo vs rheumatoid arth? If you have correct diagnosis and still not working, explore treatments like magnesium, fish oil, avoid processed foods salt and sugar, water, green tea.

In brief: Try alternative med.
I'm an internist, and also practice functional medicine, so my answer will reflect both practices.
"moderate/severe arthritis, " and "significant amount of pain rx's" means smthn is not working. Correct diagnosis? Osteo vs rheumatoid arth? If you have correct diagnosis and still not working, explore treatments like magnesium, fish oil, avoid processed foods salt and sugar, water, green tea.
Dr. Emmanuel Quaye
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Dr. Emmanuel Quaye
I would recommend that you look up a functional medicine practitioner near you and go visit them. You can go to www.functionalmedicine.org and search for one close to you.
Dr. Emmanuel Quaye
I want to clrify my original response. I meant "avoid processed foods, salt, and sugar. Drink water and green tea." Be sure to buy green tea bags and brew your own tea.
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Knee pain
Talk to your doctor about referral to an orthopedic surgeon for injection of synvisc (hylan g-f 20) or some similar agent which can help for a few months.
Steroid injections might also help as well as some other medications such as Cymbalta which has recently been approved for pain from osteoarthritis. Sounds like you may eventually need total knee replacement surgery.

In brief: Knee pain
Talk to your doctor about referral to an orthopedic surgeon for injection of synvisc (hylan g-f 20) or some similar agent which can help for a few months.
Steroid injections might also help as well as some other medications such as Cymbalta which has recently been approved for pain from osteoarthritis. Sounds like you may eventually need total knee replacement surgery.
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