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Medical Reference Related to Osteoarthritis

  1. Arthritis Drug Overview

    Learn about the many arthritis medications including arthritis pain relievers, steroids, NSAIDS, DMARDS, chemotherapy drugs, and hyaluronan injections.

  2. Osteoarthritis: Exercising With Arthritis

    Key pointsExercise may make you feel better, reduce your joint pain, and improve your ability to do daily activities.For many people with osteoarthritis, a common symptom is pain after activity, which may make you reluctant to exercise. However, you can take steps to help relieve pain (such as heat and cold therapy or taking pain relievers) and make it easier to exercise and stay active.Exercise .

  3. 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 ( ...

  4. Opiate Pain Relievers for Osteoarthritis

    Drug details for Opioids for osteoarthritis.

  5. Acetaminophen for Osteoarthritis

    Drug details for Acetaminophen for osteoarthritis.

  6. Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) for Osteoarthritis

    Drug details for Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) for Osteoarthritis.

  7. 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. ...

  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. Coping With Osteoarthritis - Topic Overview

    WebMD provides tips for everyday coping with osteoarthritis.

  10. Guidelines for Multiple Joint Replacements - Topic Overview

    Some people may need to have more than one joint replaced-for example,a shoulder and an elbow,a shoulder and a knee,both knees,or a hip and a knee. Doctors have different opinions about what is best,based on their experience and your specific situation. Your doctor will consider many things,but the following are some general guidelines. If you need both a shoulder and an elbow replaced,...

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