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Is Cannabis the right medicine for arthritis pain?

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Posted on Thu, 26 Feb 2015
Question: My mom lives with me and is on Zeralto for life now from two separate episodes of PE's after 2 hip surgerys. .she used to take Melaxican for arthritis but can't now. She doesn't tolerate narcotics well and doesn't want to take them anyway. If possible

Have heard good things about topical Cannabas salves helping arthritis but don't now if it could be a problem. I know vitamin K isn't a problem when eaten with Xeralto. She was told she doesn't have to get pro-times weekly either.
What do you know about this.
Thanks XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
cannabis cant be treatment for arthritis pain

Detailed Answer:
Hello
I have studied your case.
Cannabis is narcotic and may not be treatment for arthritis pain.
For arthritis she can take glucosamine sulphate for cartilage protection.
oral collagen supplement may also help.
You may need to continue xeralto to prevent further embolism.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and Tens may give you relief.
Local injection shot may help you if no relief with medication.
I hope I have answered your questions. If you have further questions please feel free to contact us. I will be happy to answer. Take care.
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Brief Answer: cannabis cant be treatment for arthritis pain Detailed Answer: Hello I have studied your case. Cannabis is narcotic and may not be treatment for arthritis pain. For arthritis she can take glucosamine sulphate for cartilage protection. oral collagen supplement may also help. You may need to continue xeralto to prevent further embolism. Physiotherapy like ultrasound and Tens may give you relief. Local injection shot may help you if no relief with medication. I hope I have answered your questions. If you have further questions please feel free to contact us. I will be happy to answer. Take care.