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Osteo arthritis - is there any way to relieve the pain?
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Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Yes!!
Nonoperative: weight control, physical therapy/exercise, activity modification (less running more bicycling/swimming), analgesic medications (e.
g. Acetaminophen), occasional injections with cortisone (for more advanced arthritis) or hyaluronic acid (for more mild knee arthritis), possible a 'neutraceutical' (e.g. Glucosamine 500 mg three times a day for 3 mos). Operative: joint replacement surger.

In brief: Yes!!
Nonoperative: weight control, physical therapy/exercise, activity modification (less running more bicycling/swimming), analgesic medications (e.
g. Acetaminophen), occasional injections with cortisone (for more advanced arthritis) or hyaluronic acid (for more mild knee arthritis), possible a 'neutraceutical' (e.g. Glucosamine 500 mg three times a day for 3 mos). Operative: joint replacement surger.
Dr. Douglas Chang
Dr. Douglas Chang
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Dr. Bettina Herbert
There is good evidence for using SAMe (based on amino acid) as well. After 2 months' use it was as effective as Celebrex (without the side effects). Start 400 mg/ day on empty stomach, may go as high as 800 mg 2x/day. Must take with B-complex. Do not take if bipolar or with prostate cancer. Zyflamend nice herbal anti-inflammatory. Try topical capsaicin cream, carefully, it's from hot peppers.
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Antiinflammatory medications can be very helpful.
. Over the counter, something like advil (ibuprofen). But, if you are taking any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication over a long period of time, you should have some blood tests done to check for side effects and be monitored by a physician.

In brief: Yes
Antiinflammatory medications can be very helpful.
. Over the counter, something like advil (ibuprofen). But, if you are taking any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication over a long period of time, you should have some blood tests done to check for side effects and be monitored by a physician.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Acupuncture can also be beneficial for osteoarthritis in particular joints.
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