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What treatments have you tried? For each treatment listed below, check Y or N to indicate whether you have tried it (and rate its effectiveness if you check Y). Your responses are saved automatically as you go.

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Prescription drugs (13) Tried it?How effective?
Tramadol (Ultram) Y | N Rating Saved
Methocarbamol Y | N Rating Saved
Prescription muscle relaxants Y | N Rating Saved
Cortisone injections Y | N Rating Saved
Fenoprofen Y | N Rating Saved
Chondroitin Sulfate Y | N Rating Saved
Celebrex Y | N Rating Saved
Carisoprodol (Soma, Rela) Y | N Rating Saved
Acetaminophen and hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin) Y | N Rating Saved
Codeine Y | N Rating Saved
Injections of hyaluronic acid derivatives (Hyalgan, Synvisc) Y | N Rating Saved
Diclofenac sodium Y | N Rating Saved
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Y | N Rating Saved
Lifestyle / dietary changes and home remedies (14) Tried it?How effective?
Heat packs Y | N Rating Saved
Ice packs Y | N Rating Saved
Alternate between hot and cold packs Y | N Rating Saved
Yoga Y | N Rating Saved
Anti-inflammatory diet Y | N Rating Saved
No added sugar, gluten-free, carbohydrate restricted, high PUFA, moderate protein diet Y | N Rating Saved
Daily weight-bearing exercise Y | N Rating Saved
Daily strength training exercise Y | N Rating Saved
Adequate sleep/ rest Y | N Rating Saved
Keep joints warm Y | N Rating Saved
Avoid stress on joints Y | N Rating Saved
Rest Y | N Rating Saved
Lose weight Y | N Rating Saved
Swimming Y | N Rating Saved
Alternative / other treatments (11) Tried it?How effective?
Physical Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Feldenkrais Method Y | N Rating Saved
Traction by Chiropractor Y | N Rating Saved
Tai Chi Y | N Rating Saved
Hyalurenic acid Y | N Rating Saved
Leg brace (e.g. Oactive) Y | N Rating Saved
Electrical treatments (e.g. BioniCare) Y | N Rating Saved
Acupuncture Y | N Rating Saved
Alexander Technique Y | N Rating Saved
Osteopathic Care Y | N Rating Saved
Infrared Light Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Over-the-counter medications and supplements (14) Tried it?How effective?
Paracetamol / Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Y | N Rating Saved
Vitamin D supplementation Y | N Rating Saved
Omega 3 fatty acid supplementation Y | N Rating Saved
Aspirin Y | N Rating Saved
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) Y | N Rating Saved
Naproxen (Aleve, Mediproxen) Y | N Rating Saved
Ginger Y | N Rating Saved
Glucosamine Y | N Rating Saved
Chondroitin Y | N Rating Saved
Avocado-soybean unsaponifiables (ASUs) Y | N Rating Saved
MSM Y | N Rating Saved
Tumeric Extract Y | N Rating Saved
Boswellia Extract Y | N Rating Saved
Astaxanthin Y | N Rating Saved
Surgical (3) Tried it?How effective?
Joint replacement Y | N Rating Saved
Surgery to realign bones Y | N Rating Saved
Arthrodesis (bone fusion) Y | N Rating Saved

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