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.
- JoszciSzekeresLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
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.
- susanLv 51 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.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
there is no cure