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  1. 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.

  2. Acetaminophen for Osteoarthritis

    Drug details for Acetaminophen for osteoarthritis.

  3. Osteoarthritis - Prevention

    You can take steps to help prevent the development of osteoarthritis or to help prevent the progression of this condition.

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

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

  5. Osteoarthritis - What Increases Your Risk

    Learn the factors that seem to increase the risk of developing osteoarthritis.

  6. Osteoarthritis - Exams and Tests

    Doctors usually diagnose osteoarthritis by evaluating your symptoms and doing a physical exam. Sometimes your doctor will include other tests in the evaluation.

  7. Assistive Devices and Orthotics - Topic Overview

    Assistive devices and orthotics are tools that help you hold objects,open and close things,transfer weight while shifting positions,or walk. It is important to find a balance between use and rest of a painful (arthritic) joint. When exercise is not enough to control pain,assistive devices and orthotics may help to reduce stress on a joint by shifting weight off of the joint. The Arthritis ...

  8. Osteoarthritis - What Happens

    Osteoarthritis is a slow, progressive disease. Cartilage gradually breaks down until the bones, which were once separated by cartilage, begin to rub against each other.

  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. Nonprescription Medicines for Osteoarthritis - Topic Overview

    Medicines that you can buy without a prescription can be very useful in relieving the pain of mild or moderate osteoarthritis. Try acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) first. Regular use of acetaminophen can provide relief of pain caused by osteoarthritis. Doctors may advise people who take acetaminophen on a regular basis to limit alcohol consumption. Aspirin,ibuprofen,or naproxen ( ...

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