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Osteoarthritis Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Osteoarthritis

  1. Coping With Osteoarthritis - Topic Overview

    WebMD provides tips for everyday coping with osteoarthritis.

  2. Capsaicin for 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.

  3. Acetaminophen for Osteoarthritis

    Drug details for Acetaminophen for osteoarthritis.

  4. Osteoarthritis - What Increases Your Risk

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

  5. Hyaluronan Injections for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

    Drug details for Hyaluronan injections for osteoarthritis of the knee.

  6. Capsaicin for Osteoarthritis - 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

  7. 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.

  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. 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 ...

  10. 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.

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