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What can I do to relieve my arthritis? What are some good (and inexpensive) remedies for arthritis pain?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Manage OA

Walking is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis.
Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well.

In brief: Manage OA

Walking is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis.
Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well.
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Arthritis

Weight control, good shoes, low impact activity, glucosamine, nsaids, purified omega, laser therapy/exercises, ice, heat, rest, elevation, pillow between knees in bed.

In brief: Arthritis

Weight control, good shoes, low impact activity, glucosamine, nsaids, purified omega, laser therapy/exercises, ice, heat, rest, elevation, pillow between knees in bed.
Dr. John Michalski
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine

In brief: There

There are a lot of different over the counter medications to treat arthritic symptoms.
For those who don't like to take medications, capsaicin cream is a good alternative , applied once or twice a day gently( no rubbing) the active drug is obtain from the red hot peppers, provide quick relief to sore joints. Do not touch your eyes or mouth without washing your hands first. If applied to the hands wait 20 minutes before washing them. Acetaminophen (the compound find in tylenol) is the first line agent recommended to treat arthritis . If symptoms don't improve then anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen can be used for limited periods of time. Medications such as chondroitin or glucosamine can help also, but clinical studies have been inconclusive about their benefits.

In brief: There

There are a lot of different over the counter medications to treat arthritic symptoms.
For those who don't like to take medications, capsaicin cream is a good alternative , applied once or twice a day gently( no rubbing) the active drug is obtain from the red hot peppers, provide quick relief to sore joints. Do not touch your eyes or mouth without washing your hands first. If applied to the hands wait 20 minutes before washing them. Acetaminophen (the compound find in tylenol) is the first line agent recommended to treat arthritis . If symptoms don't improve then anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen can be used for limited periods of time. Medications such as chondroitin or glucosamine can help also, but clinical studies have been inconclusive about their benefits.
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