Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
Non surgical treatments for Osteoarthritis
avatar
Venessawalsh posted:
I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and been having severe pains in my knees. Although I went through Cortisone injections treatment, the pain just keep coming back. I have had it for two times now and I don't think it does any good and I don't want to go through it again. My doctor suggests a surgery so that it will relieve my unvearable pain but I do not want to go through any surgeries. Would anyone here be knowing any non traumatic treatments for my condition? I would appreciate if anyone can share with me about whatever non-surgical orthopedic treatments experienced and let me know where I can get the treatment as I'm living a painful life and desperately want to get rid of it.
Reply
 
avatar
darlyn05 responded:
I have noticed that taking omega 3's are helpful in reducing the inflamation, pain and discomfort. Also Ben-Gay Zero Degrees as heat increases the pain for me. I keep the Ben-Gay in the freezer. Are you taking any medication, even OTC ones?
 
avatar
davedsel responded:
Hello.

You have lots of options other than surgery to try for pain relief. Ice, heat, hydrotherapy, topical analgesics, certain supplements like vitamin d3, manganese, glucosamine, omega 3 and many others.

WebMD has an excellent Arthritis Health Center here: http://arthritis.webmd.com/default.htm
Use the internet and input from your doctor to research what treatments would be best for you to try.

I pray you find answers and relief soon.
Click on my username or avatar picture to read my story.

Blessings,

-Dave
 
avatar
XtinaH responded:
Hello Venessawalsh! How are you doing now? Consider having surgery could mean you are in great pain and yes, most of osteoarthritis patients suffer from severe, traumatic pain. I understand how you feel as I had OA too. If you are still looking for non-surgical option, I suggest you go for regenerative medicine. Go see an orthopedic surgeon and have a thorough check up. I hope you feel better soon.
Click on my profile or username to know more about me and how I beat Osteoarthritis. If you have great tips on how I can keep my body healthier, particularly my joints, please send me a message.Thanks
 
avatar
Venessawalsh replied to XtinaH's response:
Hi XtinaH,

Thankyou very much for your reply. I went through your profile and noted that you went through a stem cell therapy for your OA treatments. Can you please explain the procedure of stem cell therapy and how it is treated? As I said earlier, I am NOT looking for any traumatic options and I am willing to try out this treatment out as long as I can avoid surgery.
 
avatar
sam1985 replied to darlyn05's response:
Try some orthopedic surgeon = http://www.empowereddoctor.com/9867/orthopedic-surgeons-manhattan-nyc/
 
avatar
sam1985 responded:
Best article for your to go through = http://www.getholistichealth.com/33438/can-injections-be-the-alternative-to-knee-surgery-for-patients-with-osteoarthritis/
 
avatar
taskeen6 responded:
The osteoartritis always has a symptomatic treatement, its a degereative disease so you can't reverse it, 1st you have to overcome your symptoms. it consist of:
1- Relative Rest( dont do hard work y exercises)
2- Apply heat , it will relieve pain, 3 time a day for 15 minutes
3- Avoid obesity
4- Ibuprofen or any other Non-steridal antinflamatory ( if you have heart problem and digestive problem dont use it.... use indometacin
5- Use analgesic.... paracetamol 1-2 tab every/6-8 hrs
6- cortisone injection in case of crisis ( sever pain fase).
7- Do mild exercise to strenght your muscles... 3 time a day.
8- surgery last option...


Featuring Experts

Scott Zashin, MD is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School and maintains a private practice at Presb...More

Helpful Tips

pain relief with cod liver oil and orange juice
I have heard from 2 ladies that taking cod liver oil 1 Tab in orange juice over a long period of time releaved their osteoarthritis pain. ... More
Was this Helpful?
1 of 1 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems to the
Food and Drug Administration

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.