How To Deal With Arthritis That Often Recurs?
Good morning, I want a consultation. My father is 50 years old, often (once a week) having knee, hand, shoulder, and leg joints. I went to see a doctor but it remained the same. What is the right treatment? Explanation please. Thank you
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Inflammation in the joints as you said, can occur due to various diseases, including:
And it could also be due to a history of injury. So what we want to say, your father's complaint is still not specific enough to be able to determine the disease. In fact, each disease is different, the handling will be different. For advice on lifestyle, too, for gout, you should avoid foods that have high purine content such as belinjo, chips and organ meats. But this recommendation is not significant if the disease is due to a viral infection, for example.
Therefore, we suggest that you should consult your father with a bone doctor or rheumatologist for further examination regarding his condition. If you previously went to a bone doctor but it didn't improve, then this time go to a rheumatologist and vice versa. If you have just visited a general practitioner, this time choose one of the two specialists. And if both have been tried, return to the same doctor to evaluate the condition. Also ask if your father really has an illness that needs constant medication or can actually be cured, and what treatment options your father has.
Meanwhile, help your father by compressing the painful part with a warm compress, help him to maintain his ideal body weight, not less especially to excess, if possible, ask him to swim, and take medication regularly. So, hopefully answering your question.