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Arthritis and Rheumatism

Can Arthritis and its Pain be Cured?

01/13/2009

Question:

Can arthiritis be cured? Can the pain in joints be lessened without alopethic medication? Is knee replacement always the solution, and by how far is it successful? 

Answer:

Keep in mind that there are many different types of arthritides. I am not certain what type of arthritis to which your questions pertain. In general, allopathic medicines may help control pain and/or induce disease remission. My training is as a Rheumatologist. An Orthopaedist would be able to provide answers about outcomes following a knee replacement surgery.

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Response by:

Raymond  Hong, MD, MBA, FACR Raymond Hong, MD, MBA, FACR
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University