Anonymous asked in HealthGeneral Health CarePain & Pain Management · 1 decade ago

What can I do about Ankylosing Spondylitis arthiritis?

I have Ankylosing Spondylitis arthiritis in my hip and I am looking too find a cure/medicine to treat it.

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    There is no cure to AS, but you can control it.

    You'll have to see a rheumatologist to find out which anti-inflammatory fits you...sulfasalazine, indomethacin, biologics, etc.

    The best thing you can do is to stretch and stay as flexible as you can. I normal spend time in the hot tub and the steam room. I stretch sitting down with legs out and stretch past my toes now.

    If you can swim laps without any problems or pain, then it's great...there's a bunch of AS guys at our pool swimming. I walk in the pool with water weights in all different ways ~ forward, backward, cross country skiiing, sideways, then twisting the spine gently, then side to side stretching your arms out.

    These links claim to cure or control it.

  • susan
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    There is no cure but treatment can include : From Wikipedia,

    * Physical therapy/Physiotherapy, shown to be of great benefit to AS patients;

    * Swimming, one of the preferred exercises since it involves all muscles and joints in a low gravity environment;

    * Slow movement muscle extending exercises like stretching, yoga, climbing, tai chi, Pilates method, etc.

    As to medication, see your Dr.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    there is no cure

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