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I have recently been diagnosed with severe degenerative

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I have recently been diagnosed with severe degenerative osteoarthritis in my hips and I am finding the pain medication I am on reduces the pain most of the time but fails to control it completely so that my daily life is being effected.
Is there any supplements or anything else I can do to help alleviate the pain and symptoms.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

Hi

You can try to reduce inflammation.

This starts with a nutrient dense diet.

The diet, in order of preference in quantity, should look like this
leafy greens
green veggies
other veggies
whole fruit, beans and peas
Whole grains no yeasted breads, dry cereals or anything refined
Seeds and nuts, but cut out seeds if you have any diverticulosis.
A little tofu or tempeh daily
A little high quality soy or coconut milk yogurt

The soluble fiber in this strategy will stabilized colon function in about 6 to 8 weeks, then about 2 or three helpings of animal foods a week, preferably fish, can be added back.
See the book Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, for instructions on this type of diet.

More specifically

Use fresh ginger

Use turmeric

Use boswellian herb

All are anti inflammatory and have had some study in the usefulness in OA.

Make sure you have your doctor on top of what you are going.