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Information About Treatment of Arthritis

Arthritis treatment can be quite complex. Depending on the type of arthritis and the severity of symptoms, arthritis treatment may include medications, therapy, and surgery. Research is being performed to investigate new treatments.
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  2. Joint Replacement Surgery (14)

What's Your Favorite Exercise/Activity That Doesn't Cause Joint Pain
Most people know that exercise is important for those with arthritis. Exercise can help maintain joint motion and keep your body weight down. But exercising with arthritis can be difficult and painful. What are your favorite ways to exercise when you have arthritis?

How To Prevent the Progression of Arthritis
Patients diagnosed with early arthritis often worry about needing joint replacement surgery. However, most people with early arthritis can take steps to prevent the progression of their disease.

Anti-Inflammatory Medications
Information about nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain medications (NSAIDs); a medication group commonly prescribed for orthopedic problems. Often used to treat arthritis, these prescription and nonprescription drugs help treat pain and inflammation.

Glucosamine & Chondroitin
Many patients are using these glucosamine and chondroitin, but where is the medical community on these joint supplements? How much is known about glucosamine and chondroitin?

Limbrel
Limbrel is a new medication used to treat inflammation. Limbrel is a medical food made from bark and root extracts. Limbrel has been found to be safe in patients who cannot take other types of anti-inflammatory medications.

Which NSAID is the Best?
Many orthopedic conditions are treated with NSAIDs, including arthritis. These medications treat pain, inflammation and swelling. Many drugs are available, and patients often want to know which is best.

Answers to Questions About Vioxx
Vioxx, a popular anti-inflammatory medication has been recalled because of concerns with side-effects of the drug. Vioxx has been used to treat arthritis. Vioxx has been shown to increase the risk of cardiac side-effects with long-term use.

Alternative Arthritis Treatments
Here are some idea for patients looking for alternative treatments for arthritis. Some of these alternative treatments are proven to be effective, while others are more questionable. But all are possible treatments for patients seeking something other than the traditional arthritis treatments.

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