What is the best treatment for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis apart for medicines. Epsom salt or oil massage will help?

Anti-inflamm. Diet. Ankylosing spondylitis is a systemic, inflammatory condition that can lead to chronic back pain. Because it is systemic, topical treatments are unlikely to have much affect long term. There is some thought that an antiinflammatory diet can reduce inflammation levels in the body and can potentially have a dramatic affect.

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Have knee, ankle & tendon swelling due to Ankylosing Spondylitis, will soaking it in Epsom salt and cold water help?

Unlikely. The treatment of your ankylosing spondylitis should include anti-inflammatory medication!!! This should also be sufficient to treat your ankle/tendon swelling unless something ELSE is going on (eg GOUT can be worsened by some anti-inflammatory medications) Consult with your Rheumatologist! Hope this helps! Dr Z. Read more...

Is prednisolone prescribed for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis? I have been given tapering dose for 4 wks from 20mg deccreasing 5mg/wk.

Potentially . Yes, what you are describing is a steroid medication, which is a very powerful anti-inflammatory that can potentially be quite effective to treat acute episodes of pain in patients with a flare up of ankylosing spondylitis or other inflammatory arthritis. Read more...