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Medical Reference Related to Osteoarthritis

  1. Corticosteroids (Intra-Articular) for Osteoarthritis

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

  2. Opiate Pain Relievers for Osteoarthritis

    Drug details for Opioids for osteoarthritis.

  3. Osteoarthritis: Heat and Cold Therapy - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Osteoarthritis: Exercising With Arthritis

  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. Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) for Osteoarthritis

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

  6. 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 ( ...

  7. 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.

  8. Osteoarthritis - Other Treatment

    Learn about experimental medical therapies and complementary and alternative therapies that can relieve pain and improve joint function for people who have osteoarthritis.

  9. Osteoarthritis - Home Treatment

    Learn steps to help relieve the pain caused by osteoarthritis and improve your joint function.

  10. Osteoarthritis - Health Tools

    Tools to help you make decisions about hip replacement surgery.

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