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    Medical Reference Related to Osteoarthritis

    1. 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.

    2. Hyaluronan Injections for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

      Drug details for Hyaluronan injections for osteoarthritis of the knee.

    3. Osteoarthritis - What Increases Your Risk

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

    4. 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.

    5. Capsaicin for 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.

    6. Capsaicin for Osteoarthritis - Health Tools

      Tools to help you make decisions about hip replacement surgery.

    7. Osteoarthritis - Topic Overview

      What is osteoarthritis?Healthy joints help your body move, bend, and twist. Knees glide up and down stairs without creaking or crunching. Hips move you along on a walk without a complaint. But when osteoarthritis affects your joints, such simple, everyday movements can hurt. Taking the stairs can be painful. Walking a few steps, opening a door, and even combing your hair can be hard. ...

    8. Acetaminophen for Osteoarthritis

      Drug details for Acetaminophen for osteoarthritis.

    9. Exercise and Osteoarthritis - Topic Overview

      A regular exercise program is an important part of anyone's lifestyle. If you have osteoarthritis,check with your health professional before beginning or continuing any exercise so that you can determine whether it is safe and effective for osteoarthritic joints. Stretching exercises will help prevent the stiffness associated with osteoarthritis and help prevent injury. Strengthening muscles ...

    10. Osteoarthritis Prevention

      WebMD explains ways to help prevent the development of osteoarthritis (OA), including weight control and exercise.

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