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How effective are the various supplements to relieving osteoarthritis symptoms?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hard to say

Everyone is different.
NSAIDs are the mainstay of relief. Next would be things like steroids but they have significant impact on your health overall. Suggest supplements like glucosamine, chondroitin, circumin, reservation, etc might be helpful although research is mixed on these. Lastly stem cell therapies have shown some promise. Check out Regenexx.Com.

In brief: Hard to say

Everyone is different.
NSAIDs are the mainstay of relief. Next would be things like steroids but they have significant impact on your health overall. Suggest supplements like glucosamine, chondroitin, circumin, reservation, etc might be helpful although research is mixed on these. Lastly stem cell therapies have shown some promise. Check out Regenexx.Com.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Varies

Some patients say supplements are helpful such as glucosamine and chondoitin.
I do not see significant relief with those medication, but i also see patients with bad arthritis, so possibly people with milder disease may be helped by supplemnts. There are other supplents out there but possible benefits will vary from patient to patient. Talk your physician about possible interactions.

In brief: Varies

Some patients say supplements are helpful such as glucosamine and chondoitin.
I do not see significant relief with those medication, but i also see patients with bad arthritis, so possibly people with milder disease may be helped by supplemnts. There are other supplents out there but possible benefits will vary from patient to patient. Talk your physician about possible interactions.
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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