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Medical Reference Related to Osteoarthritis

  1. 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 ...

  2. Corticosteroid Injections for Osteoarthritis

    Could corticosteroid injections be the answer to your osteoarthritis joint pain?

  3. Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Osteoarthritis

    If other osteoarthritis treatments haven’t worked for your knee pain, could hyaluronic acid injections be the answer?

  4. Small Joint Surgery for Osteoarthritis - Topic Overview

    If osteoarthritis in the joints of the hands or feet is so severe that function is impossible (rare with osteoarthritis),surgery or joint replacement will allow some pain-free motion. In the hands,the goal is enough pain-free motion to allow the person to do basic daily activities such as eating,bathing,and dressing. Surgery for severe arthritis in the small joints of the hands is more ...

  5. Corticosteroids (Intra-Articular) for Osteoarthritis

    Drug details for Corticosteroids (intra-articular) for osteoarthritis.

  6. Osteotomy for Osteoarthritis

    Osteotomy (bone cutting) is a procedure in which a surgeon removes a wedge of bone near a damaged joint.

  7. Steroids and Hyaluronic Acid for Osteoarthritis

    Use this chart to compare corticosteroid injections and hyaluronic acid injections for treating osteoarthritis.

  8. Knee Osteoarthritis: When to Consider Surgery

    Learn about alternatives to joint replacement surgery to relieve your knee pain, plus how to know when you need to consider surgery.

  9. Osteoarthritis: Heat and Cold Therapy - Topic Overview

    For moderate to severe pain from osteoarthritis,try applying heat and cold to the affected joints as appropriate. Experiment with these heat and cold techniques until you find what helps you most. Apply heat 2 or 3 times a day for 20 to 30 minutes,using a heating pad,hot shower,or hot pack. Heat seems to be effective for pain and stiffness related to inactivity of a joint. Try putting ...

  10. Exercise to Treat Arthritis

    WebMD describes the benefits of exercising with arthritis. Learn about range-of-motion, strengthening, endurance, and other types of exercise routines.

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