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    Medical Reference Related to Osteoarthritis

    1. 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.

    2. Coping With 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

    3. Capsaicin for Osteoarthritis - Health Tools

      Tools to help you make decisions about hip replacement surgery.

    4. Capsaicin for Osteoarthritis - Cause

      Osteoarthritis results from chemical changes in the cartilage that cause it to break down faster than it can be produced. In most cases, experts don't know the cause of this cartilage breakdown.

    5. 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 .

    6. Coping With Osteoarthritis - Home Treatment

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

    7. Coping With Osteoarthritis - Topic Overview

      For moderate to severe pain from osteoarthritis,try applying heat and cold to the affected joints as appropriate. Experiment with these heat and cold techniques until you find what helps you most. Apply heat 2 or 3 times a day for 20 to 30 minutes,using a heating pad,hot shower,or hot pack. Heat seems to be effective for pain and stiffness related to inactivity of a joint. Try putting ...

    8. Osteoarthritis Prevention

      WebMD explains ways to help prevent the development of osteoarthritis (OA), including weight control and exercise.

    9. Diagnosing Arthritis

      Find out what tests are used to diagnose arthritis.

    10. Arthritis and X-Rays

      WebMD tells you how X-rays are used to diagnose arthritis.

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