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    Non surgical treatments for Osteoarthritis
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    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.
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    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?
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    sam1985 replied to darlyn05's response:
    Try some orthopedic surgeon = http://www.empowereddoctor.com/9867/orthopedic-surgeons-manhattan-nyc/
     
     
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    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...


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