Arthritis - beware of ineffective drugs - Symptoms

May 2, 2013

  • Arthritis - beware of ineffective drugs
  • Symptoms
 Common symptoms of arthritis

Common symptoms

  • Swelling
  • Heat joint
  • Redness
  • Arthralgia

Before you buy painkillers without a prescription, carefully read all the instructions and the composition of the package.

Such medicines for arthritis, pain relievers contain many substances for treating colds or headaches Headache: Causes and Complications  Headache: Causes and Complications
 . Here are some of the most common pain medication:

  • Aspirin (Bayer, Excedrin)
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
  • Ketoprofen (orudis)
  • Naproxen (Naprosyn, ALEV (Aleve))

So before buying any medicine medicines carefully read the composition of the label. Does the composition of the analgesic agent means? If it does, ask your doctor whether you can take this medicine.


be careful

Never take medicine for arthritis without the approval of a physician. Never take someone else's medicine or medicine, recommended friends. Keep the medication away from children. Be sure to dispose of the medication after the expiration date. Remember, any drug can cause problems, even what is available without prescription.

It is very useful to know more about arthritis, to understand how to deal with it. It is recommended to join specialized groups, which includes people with the same diagnosis.


Recreation and fitness

With increasing symptoms of arthritis patient needs extra rest. However, even in this situation, it is recommended to do fitness and light traffic arthritic joint. Classes fitnesm help reduce pain and improve sleep Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
 . Doctor will prescribe the appropriate training regime and determine their intensity.


Beware ineffective "drugs"

Some people with arthritis find themselves in a situation where all the tried drugs ineffective. This is partly explained by the fact that now a lot of advertising all sorts of drugs, devices, ointments and nutritional supplements Food additives - basic classification  Food additives - basic classification
   for the treatment of arthritis. Unfortunately, most of them ineffective. Moreover, many do not even have been tested. Buy such products - just throw money.


What if the prescribed treatment does not help?

If drug treatment is not effective, it is necessary to think about joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty). Discuss this with your doctor. Remember that your physician, you can (and should) discuss any problems associated with the disease and treatment.


Under the protection of the facts

Pain and stiffness in joints often appear and disappear unpredictably, for an unknown reason. Sometimes the patient brings relief medication not undergone medical testing. However, relief may occur without treatment. There is no universal cure for arthritis. However, properly selected medications can reduce pain and increase mobility. Too cheap means often ineffective, therefore, using them, the patient simply pulls the real cure, and the disease, meanwhile, is progressing. Remember: if the medicine promises immediate relief or even a cure, it is possible that it is absolutely useless.

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Myositis neck muscles - which can cause pain - Treatment

November 29, 2014

  • Myositis neck muscles - which can cause pain
  • Treatment

 myositis treatment of neck muscles

Myositis neck when you need to see a doctor?

Myositis neck may pass by itself, and does not always cause so much discomfort to the patient could not do without medical care. In the following cases, however, should be made to:

  • Weakness in the muscles of the neck unabated for several weeks;
  • The pain in the muscles of the neck does not go after the rest and OTC analgesics;
  • On the surface there was a swelling of the neck muscles - is especially important to get tested if this symptom is accompanied by fever;
  • Symptoms of myositis neck appeared after you began taking a new medication.

Urgently seek medical attention if there was a painful neck, hard and hot to the touch bloating, and if the symptoms of myositis are accompanied by a sharp increase in body temperature.



Before deciding how to treat myositis neck, the doctor must establish its cause. To do this, he first of all, talk to the patient, in particular, ask him about the newly transferred diseases, injuries, as well as medications that he takes. It can then be analyzed blood Blood tests: a mirror of health  Blood tests: a mirror of health
 Which identifies certain pathogens infectious myositis. In addition, it may require diagnostic procedures such as computed tomography, X-ray and / or biopsy of muscle tissue.


Treatment of myositis neck muscles

For the treatment of idiopathic myositis neck doctor may prescribe corticosteroids, such as prednisone or methylprednisolone. If these drugs are not ease the symptoms of the disease, can be used and drugs such as methotrexate or azathioprine. In some cases, it may require intravenous immunoglobulin. However, until now there are no drugs that can cure idiopathic myositis guaranteed. Effective therapy can alleviate the symptoms of the disease, but it can continue to grow for many years, and it is possible that the patient's condition deteriorates significantly over time. Fortunately, idiopathic myositis is rare; In most cases, myositis neck there are certain factors that can be eliminated with the help of various tools.

Treatment of myositis neck caused by infections. If the cause of myositis is trichinosis Trichinosis - when life is at stake  Trichinosis - when life is at stake
 , The disease goes away on its own, on average, three weeks after her first appearance of symptoms. If the infection has been detected within days after infection, the doctor may prescribe a drug thiabendazole - it greatly speeds up recovery. If from the moment of infection in the body took longer benefit from the drug will not be enough.

In acute myositis neck, caused by a viral infection, do not require special treatment - a few days later the disease will itself.

However, you can take non-prescription painkillers and antipyretic drugs, as well as folk remedies for colds and flu - they will facilitate the symptoms and to some extent speed up recovery.

Patients diagnosed with pyomyositis, requires treatment with antibiotics Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?  Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?
 . Drug Treatment myositis neck of this type usually lasts three weeks. If a patient required hospitalization in the hospital, he will do intravenous antibiotics and then designate a medicament for oral administration. Most often pyomyositis treated with drugs such as tetracycline Tetracycline - a natural broad-spectrum antibiotic  Tetracycline - a natural broad-spectrum antibiotic
 , Ceftriaxone, cephalexin.

Myositis ossificans neck can go without treatment, even though it often takes a long time. If the seal is retained in muscle tissue for several months or years, or if it causes severe discomfort, the patient may need surgery.