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    Medical Reference Related to Osteoarthritis

    1. 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

    2. Coping With 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.

    3. Coping With 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.

    4. Hyaluronan Injections for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

      Drug details for Hyaluronan injections for osteoarthritis of the knee.

    5. Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) for Osteoarthritis

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

    6. Capsaicin for Osteoarthritis - When To Call a Doctor

      Many conditions can cause symptoms similar to osteoarthritis. In order to determine the cause of your symptoms, call your health professional if you experience: Sudden, unexplained swelling, warmth, or pain in any joint or joints. Joint pain associated wi

    7. Capsaicin 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 ...

    8. Coping With Osteoarthritis - Topic Overview

      You can use paraffin wax (may be called either paraffin or wax) to apply moist heat to your hands or feet to ease the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis. Paraffin especially helps to decrease pain and loosen up your hand and finger joints before exercise. You should talk with your doctor before trying paraffin at home. And it's a good idea to have a physical therapist show you how to do it ...

    9. 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 ...

    10. 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. ...

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