Osteoarthritis treatment guide

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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.
15502615 tn?1440998653 But due to this, the joint space has been reduced much and Rheumatologist has advised me a surgery for replacement. I wanted to know if there is any treatment that increases joint space and I can bypass the surgery?
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.
Avatar m tn Because incorporating dairy products into your diet can be a long-term preventative aid against osteoporosis, people who are lactose intolerant are strongly advised to consider potential treatment options such as Lactagen ®. For more information visit their site at www.ritternutrition.com Angie Best-Boss is a women’s health consumer advocate and health writer, and is the author of “The Everything Guide to Digestive Health: What You Need to Know to Eat Well, Be Healthy, and Feel Great.
547181 tn?1255150106 I learned how to do this during 2 courses of treatment and it works very well. This technique should be part of a treatment survival guide. My favorite quote and perhaps the best advice I've ever received is from my treating doctor. I was asking about some concern that I had and he replied, "Don't worry about it." I wish you the best of success with your treatment.
Avatar f tn Subsets of Osteoarthritis Primary osteoarthritis is characterized by joint pain, stiffness, limited range of motion, and weakness. Primary osteoarthritis is also referred to as idiopathic, meaning, there is no known underlying or predisposing cause. Primary osteoarthritis is recognized as the most common form of osteoarthritis. Secondary osteoarthritis has an underlying or predisposing cause.
Avatar n tn Are there different phases that she will be going through as she gets older that I need to be aware of and how can I find out about them? With God as my guide and my strength I need help to be strong for her.
Avatar m tn Severe pain , stiffness , lack of mobility are conditions when the hip replacement surgery should be opted. The professional surgeon and consultant will guide proper treatment options. The orthopedic surgery originates from the wartime to treat young soldiers. This lead to inventions of techniques and now there is huge development in methods of hip replacement surgery.
182884 tn?1259316506 The anterior cruciate ligament tears if they are minor like grade I and II can be successfully treated by conservative treatment like immobilization in a cylinder cast. After a few weeks the swelling decreases and adequate strength can be regained by physiotherapy. If the ligament injury is not treated or it is long term or grade III then it gives rise to instability of the knee joint. In long run this leads to osteoarthritis.
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904511 tn?1251223333 fibro) multiple sclerosis mixed connective tissue disease osteoarthritis gout systemic vasculitis HIV bacterial endocartis polymyalgia rheumatica hepatitis (hep C has apparently been a suspected cause in some fibro cases) Sjogren's Syndrome heart conditions major depression/anxiety disorders myofascial pain syndrome (often can go along with fibromyalgia or CFS) chiari malformation vitamin B12 deficiency celiac disease sleep disorders (often goes along with FMS/CFS) benign fas
1754908 tn?1312403962 camp=msc) There are a TON of folks over there that have RA and chronic-pain of all different types, and they can give you good advice and guide you in the right direction as far as treatment is concerned. Sad_Woman said it right, though... talk to your doctor about this. No one in this forum, nor the Pain Management forum, are doctors, and only YOUR doctor can tell you/advise you correctly. Good luck brother!
Avatar f tn Degenerative disc disease can wreck havoc in our lives and given your current status of large disc bulges and severe spinal stenosis with nerve compression, the surgeon is offering a reasonable treatment option. The longer the nerves are compromised the greater the risk for permanent damage that can not be repaired even with surgical intervention. DDD is progressive and continued degenerative changes can cause additional neurological changes.
Avatar m tn No treatment. No relief. No specialist even. Im telling you…if it hadn’t been for the knowledge that God is ever present and with me…I would have walked out in front of a bus. He is the reason I am sane…well mostly. I am writing this in hopes that you will educate yourself and your families. Don’t take that antibiotic in ignorance one more time. Don’t take your chances. Don’t be afraid to demand an alternative. You get only 1 life.
Avatar n tn What is you OPINION of any type of TREATMENT for these cysts. As I have doctors disagreeing with weather or not they cause pain. ANY INFORMATION YOU COULD ADVISE WOULD CERTAINLY BE HELPFUL TO ME! THANK YOU!
Avatar m tn You have to go really slow and build up the shoulder muscles so the affected ligaments and tendons don't have to work so hard. Regular anti-inflammatory meds are also essential so you don't develop osteoarthritis, but don't take them without checking dosage with your doctor. If you do have surgery at some point, you have to do the rehab work or you might as well not bother. Shoulder PT was in many ways worse than the rehab for cervical fusion surgery for me, but I got through it.
199177 tn?1490502134 This broader understanding of the complex interaction of mind and body has resulted in new approaches to pain treatment.6,7,8,9 The Advantages of Mind Body Medicine in Treating Pain In 1996, the NIH Consensus Panel on the Integration of Behavioral and Relaxation Approaches Into the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Insomnia recommended the use of mind body therapies for chronic pain.10 Since that time, increasing evidence has supported the use of mind body therapies.
Avatar m tn See if you can talk to the doctor that ordered the CT about the results and following up with treatment. You may need oxygen treatment. Do you feel exhausted all the time, short of breath, etc.? Any fever now?
Avatar n tn I also changed the way I eat to a more healthy diet, try to exercise more and not get stressed as much. I see a chronic illness MD who helps guide me. The key to long term survival is early diagnosis.
Avatar n tn A culture of the discharge will be necessary to identify the organisms involved and to eventually help guide treatment. Is there any strong history of diabetes in the family? Any other history of skin infections like fungal infections before? Any exposure to mites and other persons with known infections?
1650103 tn?1303737497 You can read more about clinical treatment in this link. It is a form letter written by a good thyroid doctor to patients that he is consulting with from a distance. The letter is sent to the PCP of the patient to help guide treatment. http://hormonerestoration.com/files/ThyroidPMD.pdf If your current doctor is not willing to treat you clinically, then you will need to find a good thyroid doctor that will do so.
Avatar m tn What type of anemia? Iron deficiency or another type? Is there any treatment involved for the Thalassemia minor (alpha thalassemia)?
Avatar n tn My sister was just diagnosed and is reluctant to get treatment? How quickly does this progress? IF treated what is her longevity?
Avatar f tn I'm experiencing tingling and numbness in my back between the shoulder blade and spine on my left side. I can't recall feeling it on the right side, but it's possible that it is, and I can't distinguish because the left side tingling is so prominent. It feels like it is in my muscle - it starts as a tingle and becomes numb/tingly several minutes later very often throughout the day. It began 4-5 days ago and seems to happen more frequently now. I'm a 26-year-old female.
1187071 tn?1279373298 Steroid injections to the affected joints can work wonders in some patients, but no pain doc with do them without an MRI as a guide. I get them twice a year in my arthritic hips and while they aren't exactly fun, the relief is incredible. If your MIL insists on ignoring the labeled dosage of advil, try to convince her to take something like pepcid or tagamet along with it to protect her stomach lining.
Avatar m tn com/osteoarthritis/guide/arthritis-bursitis In the last section of this article, the last listing of symptoms of "something more serious than bursitis" is loss of motion. I cannot move my hip flexor in any way without inducing excruciatingly painful, uncontrollable spasms on the outside of my hip (the external hip rotator, I'm supposing). For several reasons, I believe this condition may have persisted beyond bursitis.
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.