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Mr. Jeffrey Leigh Miller, MD

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49 years Experience
Mr. Jeffrey Leigh Miller, MD
  • Tampa, FL
  • Temple Univ Sch of Med, Philadelphia Pa
  • Accepting new patients

My dad has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. Is surgery required for him?

He needs a medical opinion of a rheumatologist. Many times there are other causes of knee pain that may respond well to conservative medication or aninjection.

Are there natural ways to treat gout?

Most people respond to naproxen type medication, but will probably need long-term medication daily to retard the joint damage that gout can cause.

Is there anything we can do for my father's ankle?

Take him to a joint specialist ie Rheumatologist

Can arthritis ever be treated with medication or do I have to live with it forever?

Most of the 105 types of arthritis can be successfully treated to the point where there is no pain or disability.

Do you think steroid medications will improve my arthritis?

See a real specialist, ie a rheumatologist, follow the instructions and get the appropriate tests and medications

Is rheumatoid arthritis heriditary?

Very high if you smoke. There are studies concerning preventing arthritis in those people with positive arthritis blood tests, but no arthritis.

Can acupuncture help me deal with arthritis?

Trials of acupuncture for arthritis are published at NIH.org or other web site Mayoclinic.org, andJohnsHopkins.org. Read about the treatments before sending money.

My RA pain persists despite medication. What should I do?

You probably need to take more aggressive therapy such as methotrexate, plaquenil, arava, imuran, penicillamine, which are approved disease modifying meds and should be considered READ MORE
You probably need to take more aggressive therapy such as methotrexate, plaquenil, arava, imuran, penicillamine, which are approved disease modifying meds and should be considered before biologics.

I can hear a crackling sound in my knee. What could this be?

Probably chondromalacia patella. It needs to be assessed by a specialist. Stay away from surgery.

My joint pain is impacting my work productivity. Please help.

See a Rheumatologist. it may be simple to treat, with inexpensive, conservative medication.

Is there a permanent cure for arthritis?

Probably one of the 105 types of arthritis. The diagnosis must be more specific before an appropriate treatment is rendered.

How does knee replacement surgery work?

Get a second opinion from a rheumatologist

Can osteoarthritis be caused by being overweight?

Losing weight may help. It depends if the arthritis is in her back, hips, knees, etc.

Detox

Read about medical treatments in NIH.org, Mayoclinic.org or Johnshopkins.org, Infusions or oral treatments have risks without well defined proven benefits except to the people READ MORE
Read about medical treatments in NIH.org, Mayoclinic.org or Johnshopkins.org, Infusions or oral treatments have risks without well defined proven benefits except to the people profiting by the procedure.

Sjogren's syndrome

There is risk of inflammation of major organs including the kidneys and lungs. These drugs are very commonly used for arthritis problems and have low risk factors.

Biologics

Try imuran, or cellcept or possibly cyclophosphamide. Thalidomide is used, rarely, or perhaps penicillamine?

Do you recommend oil massage for knee pain due to arthritis?

Probably wouldn't hurt. Sometimes diclofenac rubs, xylocaine rubs.