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What could I do to reduce the pain of arthritis?

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In brief: See below

Physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication.

In brief: See below

Physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Matthew Enna
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In brief: Anti-inflammatories

Much depends on what joint is affected by the arthritis.
If it is your hand, anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc) would be a good first line treatment, an splinting and cortisone are helpful as well. If it is your knee or hip, weight loss is often the #1 thing that can help with arthritis pain. If you are skinny, though, i suggest anti-inflammatories, cortisone and activity modification.

In brief: Anti-inflammatories

Much depends on what joint is affected by the arthritis.
If it is your hand, anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc) would be a good first line treatment, an splinting and cortisone are helpful as well. If it is your knee or hip, weight loss is often the #1 thing that can help with arthritis pain. If you are skinny, though, i suggest anti-inflammatories, cortisone and activity modification.
Dr. Matthew Enna
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