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Osteoarthritis Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Osteoarthritis

  1. Using MRI to Diagnose Arthritis

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

  2. Trigger Finger

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

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

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

  4. 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

  5. Capsaicin 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 ( ...

  6. Coping With Osteoarthritis - Prevention

    You can take steps to help prevent the development of osteoarthritis or to help prevent the progression of this condition.

  7. Capsaicin for Osteoarthritis - Treatment Overview

    Although there is no cure for osteoarthritis, treatment can help you reduce your symptoms. The more you understand about osteoarthritis and what you can do to treat your pain and stay active, the less discomfort and disability you are likely to have. You

  8. Coping With 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. ...

  9. Capsaicin for Osteoarthritis - Exams and Tests

    Doctors usually diagnose osteoarthritis by evaluating your symptoms and doing a physical exam. Sometimes your doctor will include other tests in the evaluation.

  10. Coping With 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 ...

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