Alternative Treatments

Treatments for arthritis that lack the clinical data of more heavily studied treatments like prescription medications and surgery, or those less commonly prescribed or delivered by a medical doctor, are often termed 'alternative' or 'natural' remedies. Some alternative arthritis treatments do provide relief from pain, inflammation and other arthritis symptoms for some arthritis sufferers and some do have scientific evidence to support their efficacy. However, most healthcare professionals agree that more research is needed and advise patients to be cautious – and to discuss any of these treatments, which may be helpful in conjunction with conventional medicine, with their doctor.

Listed below are peer reviewed articles on alternative arthritis treatments

Studies testing the benefits of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate for treating osteoarthritis joint pain have had mixed results and no conclusive evidence of significant trends.

Integrative medicine approaches to arthritis pain management often include exercise, and many practitioners suggest yoga and tai chi as starting points.
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