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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. 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

    7. 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 ...

    8. Osteoarthritis: Exercising With Arthritis

      Key pointsExercise may make you feel better, reduce your joint pain, and improve your ability to do daily activities.For many people with osteoarthritis, a common symptom is pain after activity, which may make you reluctant to exercise. However, you can take steps to help relieve pain (such as heat and cold therapy or taking pain relievers) and make it easier to exercise and stay active.Exercise .

    9. 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

    10. Osteoarthritis - Medications

      Medicine can often help you to relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis and allow you to continue daily activities. However, pain relief medication does not cure arthritis or decrease the rate of cartilage breakdown and should be used in conjunction with ho

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