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Medical Reference Related to Osteoarthritis

  1. Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

    An overview of impingement syndrome, a form of inflammation in the shoulder.

  2. Using MRI to Diagnose Arthritis

    MRI scanning is one tool used to diagnose and track the progression of arthritis. WebMD tells you more.

  3. WebMD's 10 Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Osteoarthritis

    Here are ten questions to consider asking your doctor about osteoarthritis.

  4. Trigger Finger

    WebMD describes trigger finger and trigger thumb, what causes it, the symtpoms, and treatment.

  5. Osteoarthritis: 10 Tips for Self-Care at Home

    WebMD offers 10 simple ways you can ease osteoarthritis symptoms on your own, at home.

  6. Osteoarthritis - What Increases Your Risk

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

  7. Osteoarthritis - Health Tools

    Tools to help you make decisions about hip replacement surgery.

  8. 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 ...

  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 - 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.

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