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If you have questions about living with and treating arthritis, you are in the right place. Here in The Arthritis Society’s Ask an Expert zone, a team of professionals is on hand to give you feedback and advice – equipping you with information that will help you live as well as possible with the disease. 

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Can you suggest treatments for swelling caused by osteoarthritis?

I am currently living with very swollen feet, legs and hands caused by Osteoarthritis inflammation. I have had a kenalog injection in my knee and I am currently taking Celebrex. These treatments did not help me as much as I would have liked. Are there any other treatments you would recommend?

Posted: 30-11-2015 Arthritis Exercise Management Osteoarthritis Pain

What are pain management strategies for my osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia?

I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis everywhere in my body, degenerative disc disease and fibromyalgia.

In May 2015, I suffered from a slipped disc on my left side. I have been trying to compensate by using the right side of my body, but unfortunately now my right knee has become extremely swollen and painful.  I have visited both my doctor and neurologist, and am waiting to see an orthopedic surgeon...

Posted: 09-11-2015 Arthritis Pain Arthritis Programs Fibromyalgia Osteoarthritis Pain Management

What treatments, splits or programs do you recommend for osteoarthritis hand pain?

I would love some insight into any treatments, splints or pain management programs that may help relieve osteoarthritis pain in my hands.

Over the past 2 years, I have developed severe pain, burning, swelling and a bump on my left thumb. I have had a cortisone injection and taken anti-inflammatory medication, but I did not experience relief. I am now experiencing the same pain in my left in my right thumb! I have not gone for X-rays yet, but I anticipate I have osteoarthritis in this thumb as well.

Posted: 02-11-2015 Arthritis Pain Arthritis Programs Osteoarthritis Pain Management Splints
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