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800 Patients with Arthritis Report Which Treatments Work Best

For the live-updated, interactive version of this infographic, click here.

We’re excited to announce the very first results of our ongoing study of Arthritis. At CureTogether, 798 people with Crohn’s came together to rate 30 treatments. When we gather 1,000 treatment ratings for a condition, we publish an infographic, and Arthritis has just crossed that threshold.

Patients rate heat, rest, and massage as helpful for their symptoms, as well as joint replacement and LDN (see the top of the green part of the chart). They rate Glucosamine, Acetaminophen, and Capsaicin cream as not helping as much. (see the bottom of the green part of the chart above.)

The top 10 overall treatments reported for Arthritis are, as a list:

1. Joint replacement
2. Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
3. Brace
4. Corticosteroids
5. Massage
6. Heat
7. Methotrexate
8. Vicodin
9. Chiropractic adjustment
10. Rest


The rest of the results are in the graph above, which is divided into four squares…

- Top right: the most popular and effective treatments (including heat and rest)

- Top left: effective treatments that not many people have tried, so they may be options to think about (including LDN and a brace)

- Lower right: very popular but not very effective (including Glucosamine and Acetaminophen)

- Lower left: neither popular nor effective (including Capsaicin cream and Tramadol)


Where did this data come from? This is the result of a 3-year CureTogether study on ArthritisTo thank everyone for participating, we’re publishing this study openly and freely.

This is part of our regular series of research findings. Of course, with each of these findings, there is a potential bias in patient self-selection and recall. We present these findings as just what they are – patient-reported data – to stimulate discussion and generate new insights for further research.

Please tweet, blog, or pass this along to anyone who can benefit or is interested in Arthritis. Thank you!

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One Response to “800 Patients with Arthritis Report Which Treatments Work Best”

  1. Hi.
    My Arthritis gets ignited with higher intake of proteins, but my uric acid is normal. What could it be. Symptoms are same as Gouty Arthritis.

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