Osteoarthritis treatment alternative

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Avatar m tn If you have osteoporosis, I think it is best to take the medication prescribed by your doctor. Supplements and herbal remedies are not approved by the FDA. I have not seen any studies to indicate that this is an effective alternative. While this may be beneficial, I would think the treatment plan would be the one your doctor prescribes.
Avatar f tn Physical therapy plays an important role in the treatment plan of osteoarthritis. If you are not satisfied seeking second opinion will help. Do keep me posted. Take care and regards!
572823 tn?1217212689 These pilot studies of MSM have suggested some benefits, particularly for treatment of osteoarthritis. Further studies would be needed to test the usefulness of the chemical as a medical therapy. Osteoarthritis: After several reports that MSM helped arthritis in animal models, a double-blind, placebo-controlled study suggested that 1500 mg per day MSM (alone or in combination with glucosamine sulfate) was helpful in relieving symptoms of knee osteoarthritis (Usha and Naidu 2004). Kim et al.
Avatar f tn I'm also an advanced EFT practitioner. Hope this helps. Keep up the alternative treatment protocol! I'm glad it is working well for you! Best wishes.
199177 tn?1490502134 The term alternative therapy, in general, is used to describe any medical treatment or intervention that has not been sufficiently scientifically documented or identified as safe and effective for a specific condition. Alternative therapy encompasses a variety of disciplines including acupuncture, guided imagery, chiropractic treatment, yoga, hypnosis, biofeedback, aromatherapy, relaxation, herbal remedies, massage and many others.
1213000 tn?1280466761 I have osteoarthritis in the knees and neck and some nerve pain that has plagued me since a bout with Bells Palsy in the right front portion of the neck. These pains were controlled with Motrin -- prescribed at 800 mg three times a day. Now I am on Plasurgrel (new blood thinner) and diltiazem for BP and the doc says "No Motrin, No Nexium, No anything" for the other pain. Ok, I don't want to die but how do I handle the pain? I do not want narcotics.
159785 tn?1276229625 It's going to take time (lots of it), and it's not going to get rid of your hypo symptoms very quickly, but it might get you there in the long run without adding more meds. Of course, the alternative is to see a cardio now, at your current dose, and try to find something that will stop the PVCs. That will probably get you to your goal of being symptom-free sooner.
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.
Avatar n tn Re: Some will try to claim that these problems cropping up after tx are a 'coincidence', or are due to some sort of rapid aging. How ridiculous to keep saying this. The point was that since such symptoms can be seen in the aging process, it must be difficult to definitively link them to the effects of interferon treatment. But Kalio supplied you with research that supports your suspicions, even though she/he was treated rudely on the other thread.
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 m tn i have had surgery and my knee has only got worse i have tried cortisone shots invisc shots custom knee brace does anyone no of any alternative that may help or that has helped them my surgeons has discharged me not able to help i got second opinions and i am very fustrated i even have a custom knee brace that does not help at all they say i am to young for a knee replacement if there is anyone that has tried something that works please contact me
Avatar f tn They have been this way for two years. Have been given steroids and they work through treatment but afterwards things return. Swelling can be severe at times and any movement will split the skin. Fingers stay swollen all day long. Main swelling is atop of the middle joint. A doctor at the clinic said osteoarthritis from xray. She gave me naproxen which I cannot take. What else can cause this and is NSAIDs the only line of treatment. Thank you for your time.
199177 tn?1490502134 The term alternative therapy, in general, is used to describe any medical treatment or intervention that has not been sufficiently scientifically documented or identified as safe and effective for a specific condition. Alternative therapy encompasses a variety of disciplines including acupuncture, guided imagery, chiropractic treatment, yoga, hypnosis, biofeedback, aromatherapy, relaxation, herbal remedies, massage and many others.
Avatar f tn Sometimes NSAIDs help, but sometimes I have to take a mild narcotic. Also, I would recommend seeing a pain management doctor. My father has osteoarthritis and he gets relief from Aleve and applied heat. I hope you find something that helps you.
Avatar f tn Alternative medicine can be very effective for the treatment of osteoarthritis.
233501 tn?1226478134 You hear the inevitable news that you have osteoarthritis of the hip joint. The only treatment that will relieve your pain is replacement of the hip joint…(www.hipresurfacingindia.com) This is the relentless jargon of patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the hip. The conventional hip replacement involves cutting the head of femur (thigh bone) and replacing it with a metal ball. The diseased acetabulum is replaced with a high density polyethylene cup.
1110049 tn?1409405744 How do other people deal with the pain of arthritis. I have had treatment from an osteopath, and a physiotherapist. I do exercises I have been given by my doctor and the physiotherapist. I take pain killers every four hours as instructed. I keep mobile as best I can. I have just ordered some gel that is supposed to help with osteoarthritis pain. I can't get my head around the fact that at 73, I may have to live with this pain for the rest of my life. I was always active.
Avatar n tn I have had botox injections, SI injections, physical therapy and was told because of chronic health problems - fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, essential tremor that I was not a candidate for surgery. I sat and did medical transcription for 13 years, which the doctor believes caused the problem. What are my options - the pain is terrible. I take tramadol and sometimes Tylenol and ibuprofen. I am 55 years old and weigh 145 pounds and am 5'5". I have very tight muscles.
Avatar f tn I was prescribed daily alendronate for osteopenia a couple of years back (due to 25 yrs of steroids for Crohn's and 4 yrs of Arimidex after breast cancer) and ended up with acute oesephagitis - severe ulceration of my oesophagus which entailed in-patient treatment when they burst. I now just take twice daily Calcichew/vitaminD tablets.for my bones and codeine phosphate for the osteoarthritis pain.I believe zolendronic acid, given as an injection twice yearly is an alternative. .
Avatar f tn Aside from weight reduction and avoiding activities that exert excessive stress on the joint cartilage, there is no specific treatment to halt cartilage degeneration or to repair damaged cartilage in osteoarthritis for your stage of problem. Applying local heat before and cold packs after exercise can help relieve pain and inflammation for you.
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Avatar n tn How do I get rid of the chronic stiffness in my foot(right; & hand) ? Doc surmises(diagnosis) inflammed tendons( I ran for <20 years, now ceased). What's the cure for osteoarthritic inflammation, or does everyone cop out with, "there's no cure" & go enjoy life(while others suffer) ?
Avatar m tn My mother suffers very much from Osteoarthritis. Her doc recoomend her to do Knees Transplant. Recently I found this website: http://www.bionicare.com that offer alternative solution for the problem. I would appericiate any opinion about them.
Avatar n tn Hi, I am Venu age of 27, working as s/w professional. 6 year before, I had an accident and which caused my ligament failure. At that time, I was unable to stand and walk. After 1-2 weeks, gradually i started to walk and like that completed my graduation. I consulted to Orthopedic at that time. They first suggested for Arthroscopy and said it diagnosis and do minor surgery i.e. reform of ligaments. Now, consulted doctors are suggesting for ACL reconstruction /surgery.
Avatar m tn However, it may also be a combination of medication(s), chronic depression, changes in appetite, and lack of exercise due to depression and/or osteoarthritis. This is directly from the manufacture package insert or drug label on paroxetine (Paxil) under Adverse Reactions: "Metabolic and Nutritional: Frequent: Weight gain" Note: frequent is defined as "one or more occasions in at least 1/100 patients".
Avatar m tn Hello, I am 46 yrs old, male, ex-athlete (competitive level basketball) and live in London, England. A year ago I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis on my left hip during an arthroscopy and most of the joint cartilage is worn out. Take glucosamine tablets regularly. Even though my condition is not so advanced to take painkillers etc, I cannot do any sport, which is important to me (even at a light, amateur level) and walking start bothering me after a few hundered meters.
700223 tn?1318169294 Acupuncture and Sports Medicine More and more injured athletes are turning to alternative medicine to treat their aches, pains, sprains and strains. Chief among these modalities is acupuncture. Acupuncture has a very successful record with sports injuries. More and more professional sports teams have put acupuncturists on their medical staff to accelerate healing and to resolve stubborn injuries. .Acupuncture remains one of the primary means of quick healing for the martial arts.
Avatar n tn Hello Dear, Once diagnosed with a meniscus tear, a decision needs to be made regarding the treatment of this problem. Many meniscal tears, particularly chronic tears, can be treated non-operatively. non-operative treatments may include • Physical therapy, • Strengthening exercises, • Anti-inflammatory medications, and • Cortisone injections. However, some meniscus tears may require surgical treatment. A thin cartilage may not favour surgery .
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.