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Having joint pains all over the body. Need a doctor who can treat osteoarthritis without surgery?

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i need a dr who can treat without surgery osteoarthritis - i have body pain in all joints
Posted Fri, 30 Aug 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale 2 hours later

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Osteoarthritis is an autoimmune disease. Surgery should be last resort to manage it. No single doctor can probably manage it effectively. It needs a complete lifestyle change along with combination of managing factors that suit you.

* reduction of weight facilitates ease of movements, reduces stiffness, fatigue & medicine usage.
*Physical therapies like massage therapy, use of Orthoses (foot, ankle, knee), use of splints (Upper limb), manual therapy can be used .
*Medicines - Basic pain relievers like paracetamol, Acetoaminophen, Nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs (Ibuprophen , COX-2selective inhibitors, Hydrocortisones, Some Ayurvedic medicines can be used according to related experts advice.
-topical application of drugs like Diclofenac suits some people.
*Dietary supplements-Phytodolar, SAMe, SKI306 x(Chinese herb, Glucosamine
Ayurvedic herbs like Duhuo Jisheng Wan, ginger turmeric, willow bark is supportive.
Supplements of Vitamins A, C, E, D ( cod liver oil)K, Omega 3 fatty acid is advocated.
* Manual treatments like acupuncture, Electrostimulation techniques (TEN) give relief to some patients
*A sound mind & determination to fight with problems & conquer is basic thing that helps .A focused attitude, mind concentration can be achieved by Pranayama, meditation or psychotherapy.

The application of the things convenient & suitable is to be done under expert's guidance.

I hope I have given you the guide line for managing Osteoarthritis without surgery to satisfy you. In case you have any further query, I will be happy to help you.

Thank you.

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