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Posted by: steve | 2011-05-22

Osteoartritis

A few weeks ago my wife (57 years old) had severe pain in the knee and went to a specialist who diagnoed osteoarthritis.

The pain is basically constantly there, and more intense at night, causing a loss of sleep.

Questions :

a) will the pain subside over a period of time, or will it remail constant ?

b) why is the pain more intense at night ?

c) as she does not want to take pain kilelrs ot antimflamitories, what other alternatives are available for the night pain ?

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Steve

The response will depend on the type of medication prescribed and used by the patient. The response of the medication will also depend on the severity of the disease. The pain of osteoarthritis is commonly more severe at night and as the patient moves during the day, the pain will improve.

There ar no proven natural products that can be used to treat the condition successfully.

Regards


Dr Anrich

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