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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Coping With Osteoarthritis - Topic Overview

    WebMD provides tips for everyday coping with osteoarthritis.

  4. 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

  5. Osteoarthritis - Surgery

    Osteoarthritis surgery is reserved for people with severe osteoarthritis who do not get pain relief from medication, home treatment, or other treatments and who have significant loss of cartilage. Get the facts.

  6. Osteoarthritis - Treatment Overview

    Although there is no cure for osteoarthritis, treatment can help you reduce your symptoms. The more you understand about osteoarthritis and what you can do to treat your pain and stay active, the less discomfort and disability you are likely to have. You

  7. Osteoarthritis - Cause

    Osteoarthritis results from chemical changes in the cartilage that cause it to break down faster than it can be produced. In most cases, experts don't know the cause of this cartilage breakdown.

  8. Osteoarthritis - Symptoms

    Symptoms of osteoarthritis include: Pain, commonly in the hands, hips, knees, or feet, and sometimes in the spine. Pain usually is related to activity of the joint and is worse at the end of the day or after periods of activity.

  9. Osteoarthritis - Home Treatment

    Learn steps to help relieve the pain caused by osteoarthritis and improve your joint function.

  10. Osteoarthritis - Health Tools

    Tools to help you make decisions about hip replacement surgery.

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