Osteoarthritis holistic treatment

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748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
Avatar f tn I would not recommend surgery while undergoing treatment for Hep C. Treatment drugs will lower his white count and likely cause some anemia, both of which could make surgery more risky. Also, depending upon the exact stage of his liver damage, a surgeon may or may not be willing to do the surgery. Surgery can cause the liver to decompensate (stop working properly), so usually a surgeon will need a hepatologist to approve the patient for surgery before agreeing to do it.
475586 tn?1225027354 My knees do have osteoarthritis in them--I had an MRI. I also have 2 herniated discs in my neck and kyphosis. My sister has RA, so I thought I had it also, but the doctors say no. I have a rheumatologist who is very nice, although most of the treatments I've been getting for fibro are not doing much. He seems sure that other than my knees and my neck, what I have is fibromyalgia. I have pain all the time, aching and soreness and also the sharp, stabbing pains.
Avatar f tn Let me start by saying I am in pain everyday from head to toe, I am 64 & otherwise in good health. I am currently being treated by a Rheumatologist for cervical spondylosis, lumbar disc disease, osteoarthritis of ankle & foot and Achilles tendonitis. and am not getting much relief. What concerns me the pain which occurs at the base of my head, if I turn my head while lying down, I can hear crackle from that area & pain follows.
Avatar f tn Your primary diagnosis ? Your current treatment ? Is your current treatment working ? What type of physician is treating you ? What have you found helps you the most ?
Avatar f tn Yes, it's a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. Under indications, it says: "for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs." Good luck! I know I hate to see any of my 4 pups in pain!
Avatar f tn I was just diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, I have some osteoarthritis and have had a hip replacement 4 yrs ago, in the last year I have becomed very fatigued, muscle pain especially in arms, shoulder area, hands and feet, I have very little energy to go to gym anymore, I heard that 50% of people with fibromyalgia also have low thyroid, even though my thyroid test shows normal, could thyroid medication help?
1652468 tn?1302904098 Bad Diet Promotes Arthritis There is no question that diet plays a large role in the development and continuation of arthritic symptoms. The standard American diet, full of refined foods, is a pro-inflammatory regimen. Inflammation is what causes the redness, warmth, swelling, and joint destruction associated with arthritis. Eating pro-inflammatory foods will not only create the environment for arthritis to begin, it will fuel the illness once developed.
784382 tn?1376934640 For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. Treatment can be started only when the diagnosis is confirmed. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar m tn I suffer from a number of conditions, including, Hemochromatosis, polycythemia, Duprytens contracture, severe osteoarthritis, I've had over 300 kidney stones over 20 yrs, in 2007 had diverticulitis & ruptured bowel 2 1/2 mo coma, rhabdomyolysis, hypothyroidism, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and more. I have always felt there had to be an underling cause for this as none of my family have any, save thyroid my MOM.
Avatar m tn There are a few possibilities. First you really need a diagnosis, whether it is PTSD, Osteoarthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, or perhaps permanent damage to your knee joints from the original injury, which should have been verified shortly after the injury. Nonetheless, we live in a society where formality is a necessity when dealing with any type of government/health authority/employment regarding disability.
Avatar f tn Of all evidence of whether or not a treatment works, personal testimony by individuals is the least reliable, particularly for highly variable diseases that come and go, like herpes. The scientific data about lysine and herpes are clear.
Avatar f tn I began visiting the hospital again on a regular basis for migraine treatment. Along with the migraine symptom, I stopped sleeping. I would be up until the wee hours of the morning, and once I did fall asleep, I was not able to stay asleep. At 17 the pain I was feeling in my wrist moved to my knees, and then my hips. And by 18 it was all over my body- all joints and all muscles. I was still having migraines. I also started having problems with depression and severe anxiety attacks.
Avatar f tn Could this be osteoarthritis? Or Ra? I have been taking anti-inflammatories and I seem to respond well. In other words it takes away any pain. I am planning on seeing a rheumatologist soon. Please advise! Thank you!
Avatar f tn After being told I had a ganglion cyst in the acetabulum, possibly torn labrum in the hip joint and osteoarthritis I was told I needed hip replacement, another doc then said he could fix the problem with arthroscopic surgery and bone graft. Had surgery Dec 2006 - not a great experience, could write a book titled 'never have surgery on Friday afternoon' but that's another story! Have not been able to walk well since the surgery - lots of pain in both legs - upper thighs and groin and knees.
1840891 tn?1431551393 I've had autoimmune arthritis for decades now, but in just the last year I've also developed osteoarthritis in both thumbs. It's very painful and quite debilitating. I complained to my PCP about how I couldn't take NSAID's, and she suggested I try Voltaren gel, a topically applied NSAID. She said if used as directed only very minute amounts would be absorbed into the general circulation. I googled the drug and immediately found an alarming FDA safety report at http://www.fda.
Avatar n tn Also having trouble with my back and after the doctor and phsyio saying there was nothing wrong which i was convinced they were wrong i payed for a private mri scan last june and that found osteoarthritis in my lower back, since then things have got alot worse being out of the gym i tried to start running and my knees have gone bad aswell with similar symptoms as in my shoulders.
Avatar n tn Dear Abbey, Thanks! I hope you get some relief from the Gastric Reflux tips, the Sinus Tips, and GETTING RID OF THAT TOXIC MOLD in your home! That snide remark that doc made about you feeling better after your son's wedding was terrible! What a jerk! When you see the doc in July, ask for a referral to a doctor (MD) whose specialty is ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH!
Avatar n tn Fatigue comes and goes in intensity, but overall awful. Finally, years ago diagnosed w/osteoarthritis in hip. Now experience constant pain in hip, knees, right shoulder and occasionally jaw, wrists, knuckes. Vision seems blurred, even with glasses - tho' usually if I concentrate can focus.
Avatar n tn Normally the worst of these symptoms and conditions do usually resolve with proper treatment of the thyroid condition. There are a few considerations when muscle and joint pain does not go away with proper thyroid treatment such as: If you are hypothyroid, are you getting sufficient and proper treatment?
Avatar m tn usually blood work, I keep either a hard copy or digital readout of my most recent blood work. I prefer to use a holistic approach in my health care. A couple of the organics are working and probably reduced the needed dosage of prescription medications. I know the DHEA works, the fish oil and the saw palmetto. I had a history of BPH, about 2 incidents a year, going way back into my 30's. My GP at the time suggested the saw palmetto.
Avatar m tn If I were you I would tell my doctor that I wanted to see where my pain levels were at without opiates and try holistic means of managing. There are good prescription NSAIDS out there (I can't take NSAIDS because I have Crohn's disease) Physiotherapy, lidocaine injections, prescription strength Voltaren rub, restorative yoga, acupuncture, TENS, meditation. These are all things that people with your condition use to manage their pain without opiates.
Avatar n tn I feel like I am reading myself. I have the same problems with my back. I am unable to stand or walk for no more than a minute or two. I have been diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease & Osteoarthritis. I have 2 discs in my back that are completely dried out. Absolutely no fluid. So it is just vertebrae on vertebrae. Because of my weight i feel like my dr's wont help me. But please tell me if I am in constant ppain and unable to get around how am i suppose to lose weight??
Avatar f tn I pray that soon their will be a cure for all of us. By the way, I responded both times on treatment & relapsed immediately after finishing.
897749 tn?1241764082 and Percocet 5/325 for breakthrough pain which is what Sandee was talking about and I do well with this type of treatment. I am able to get through the day with no more than 25 to 30 mgs total and I have some pretty significant injuries. I personally would not want the methadone.
Avatar f tn I went to see a rheumatologist and I just found out I have Osteoarthritis which explains my excruciating pain when it flares up. Osteoarthritis fatigues you also the pain is horrible from top to bottom you feel stressed as well as depressed because you feel it will never end. But their is hope, I take diclofanac for the pain, but now I have to go back to the specialist to see how far it's advanced.
Avatar f tn In the process I have now been diagnosed with sjogrens, mixed collagen vascular disease, and osteoarthritis of my spine and extremeties. I have recently had an increase in problems with my heart, specifically palpitations PAC's/PVC's, which the doctors are now contributing to the MCVD due to a jump in my ANA over the past 3 months from 1:80 to 1:640 with no explanation!
Avatar f tn gave me Lortab and Soma. I also do heat, ice, jacuzzi and have a massage therapist come to my home, as much holistic approaches as possible.