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severe arethritis in hands and knees what can i do?

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severe arethritis in hands and knees what can i do?

Have you been diagnosed immunological arthritis like Rheumatoid?
What are the treatment tried?

Dr. Arun
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Have not been diagnosed with rheumatoid yet. As for treatmeants had 3 injections in the right knee. Cant afford so many visits so had to stop injections. As for hands i was given arethritis cream to loosen joints in the fingers and told take aleve 3 times a day, but hasn`t helped at all

The diagnosis by a rheumatologist would be important as there are some medications which can "switch off" the arthritis. The conventional and complementary / alternative treatment are;

1) Physical therapy
2) Deep electrotherapy
3) Acupuncture
4) Herbs; Turmeric, Capsaicin cream, Green tea, Cat's claw.
5) Hydrotherapy / Spa therapy.
6) Homeopathy; Causticum, Rhus toxicodendron; 2 globules three times a day (30 potency).

Please feel free for your follow up questions.


I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.


Dr. Arun
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

medications that can switch off the arthritis such as? My job calls for alot of work with my hands and heavy lifting.

These are allopathic medications (called immunosuppresants).;


These are prescribed after the investigations like following are done to conclude the diagnosis;

1) Complete blood count,

2) Erythrocyte sedimentation rate,

3) Thyroid function tests,

4) Muscle enzymes;

5) Anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA)

6) Adrenal function test

7) Anti-dsDNA

8) Anti-Sm

9) Anti-SSA (Ro) or Anti-SSB (La)

10) Coombs test

11) Anti-histone


It is privilege assisting you.


Dr. Arun

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