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  1. Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis - Home Treatment

    Tips on feeling your best during treatment for polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) or giant cell arteritis (GCA).

  2. Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis - Exams and Tests

    To diagnose polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA), a doctor will do a physical exam and ask you about your past health and symptoms.

  3. Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis - Treatment Overview

    Corticosteroid medicine is the most common treatment for both polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA). People with either or both conditions usually have fast relief of their symptoms soon after starting corticosteroid treatment.

  4. Corticosteroids for Polymyalgia Rheumatica or Giant Cell Arteritis

    Drug details for Corticosteroids for polymyalgia rheumatica or giant cell arteritis.

  5. Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis - Topic Overview

    Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) are inflammatory conditions that often occur together or one after the other.

  6. Quick Tips: Modifying Your Home and Work Area When You Have Arthritis - Get started

    WebMD provides a checklist of items and ideas for helping those with arthritis modify their houses and work spaces to make life easier and less painful.

  7. Bev's Story: Coping With Arthritis - Bev's story

    WebMD presents Bev's story of daily strategies for coping with arthritis.

  8. Physical Exam and History for Osteoarthritis

    A doctor often discovers important information about the possible causes of symptoms through a discussion about your medical history. During this discussion, the doctor may ask questions such as the following:How long have you had symptoms? (Osteoarthritis usually develops slowly.)Has there been a pattern to your symptoms? (Osteoarthritis symptoms typically begin on one side of the body and often

  9. Capsaicin for Osteoarthritis - Topic Overview

    Capsaicin (Zostrix),available without a prescription,is a pain reliever that comes in a cream that you apply directly to your skin (topical analgesic). It has been found to relieve joint pain from osteoarthritis in some people when rubbed into the skin over affected joints. 1 To be beneficial,the cream must be applied 3 or 4 times a day,and the effects may not be seen for several weeks. ...

  10. Glucosamine and Chondroitin - Topic Overview

    WebMD examins the uses of glucosamine and chondroitin for relieving joint pain and restoring cartilage. Learn about the uses of glucosamine and chondroitin as well as safety information.

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