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Can my local primary care doctor treat degenerative joint disease?
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Dr. Thomas Karelis
Internal Medicine
9 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes. Degenerative joint disease or 'wear and tear' of the joints responds well to anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or naproxen.

In brief: Yes
Yes. Degenerative joint disease or 'wear and tear' of the joints responds well to anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or naproxen.
Dr. Thomas Karelis
Dr. Thomas Karelis
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Dr. Cheryl White
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: PCP and DJD
Probably your primary care doc could give you some medications to help.
Naproxin or the like in the anti-inflamatory family may help. Depending how far it has gone they can refer you to a reputable surgeon for a surgical opinion.

In brief: PCP and DJD
Probably your primary care doc could give you some medications to help.
Naproxin or the like in the anti-inflamatory family may help. Depending how far it has gone they can refer you to a reputable surgeon for a surgical opinion.
Dr. Cheryl White
Dr. Cheryl White
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Dr. Sonia Rapaport
You can also help your symptoms by losing weight if you are overweight, and do a 2 to 4 week trial of eliminating wheat and sugar from your diet. Many patients find that this helps arthritis.
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