Tag Archives: Arthritis

To Your Good Health by Dr. Keith Roach

Treatments Not Same for Toe Joint Pain

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 82-year-old male. In my younger years, I participated vigorously in sports. As a result, I ended up with a degenerated joint in the big toe of my right foot. Forty years ago, the doctors gave me an artificial joint. Prior to the joint installation, Continue reading →

Easing Arthritis Pain Without Medicines

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 88-year-old relative has high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation, both of which are well-controlled by medication. She is mentally sharp but has developed arthritis in various joints. She’s been told that she can’t take any medicine for pain because it would interfere with her medicines for Continue reading →

Acupuncture for Pets?

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I recently read an advertisement by a pet hospital that is offering acupuncture for pets. Does this even work for pets? I’m skeptical. — Janice T., Orlando, Fla. DEAR JANICE: I can’t say for sure, but the idea of providing acupuncture treatment for pets is intriguing. Acupuncture Continue reading →