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What is the treatment for arthritis?

The treatment of arthritis is very dependent on the precise type of arthritis present. An accurate diagnosis increases the chances for successful treatment. Treatments available include physical therapy, splinting, cold-pack application, paraffin wax dips, anti-inflammatory medications, pain medications (ranging from acetaminophen [Tylenol] to narcotics), immune-altering medications, and surgical operations. For treatments of particular forms of arthritis, see the corresponding articles for the form of arthritis of interest.

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Comment from: Sunita, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: October 07

I am 75rs. old female and always kept myself very active. Lately I started having knee pain.... not swelling or anything.Started pain med. of little use.I now joined the GYM and feeling good yet couldn't walk for a longer time. My DR. diognised it as arthris. I don't want surgery at all. Mentally I am very sharp and feel great about myself.Yet I am worried. I need help.

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Comment from: sasha61945, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 30

I have arthritis in my right wrist, right shoulder and across the lower part of my back. I also have fibromyalgia. I now use essential oil of lavender directly on these areas and within minutes the pain is gone. For a couple months I've been doing this and all my pain is gone. Other essential oils that stops pain are essential oil of peppermint and marjoram.

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