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    Medical Reference Related to Osteoarthritis

    1. Osteoarthritis - Topic Overview

      WebMD provides tips for everyday coping with osteoarthritis.

    2. 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

    3. Opiate Pain Relievers for Osteoarthritis

      Drug details for Opioids for osteoarthritis.

    4. Osteoarthritis - Topic Overview

      Capsaicin (Zostrix),available without a prescription,is a pain reliever that comes in a cream that you apply directly to your skin (topical analgesic). It has been found to relieve joint pain from osteoarthritis in some people when rubbed into the skin over affected joints. 1 To be beneficial,the cream must be applied 3 or 4 times a day,and the effects may not be seen for several weeks. ...

    5. 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

    6. 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 ...

    7. Corticosteroids (Intra-Articular) for Osteoarthritis

      Drug details for Corticosteroids (intra-articular) for osteoarthritis.

    8. Exercise and 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 ...

    9. 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.

    10. 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.

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