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Medical Reference Related to Osteoarthritis

  1. Osteoarthritis: Heat and Cold Therapy - 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 ...

  2. Knee Osteoarthritis: When to Consider Surgery

    Learn about alternatives to joint replacement surgery to relieve your knee pain, plus how to know when you need to consider surgery.

  3. Small Joint Surgery 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 ...

  4. Knee Replacement Surgery

    Joint replacement involves surgery to replace the ends of bones in a damaged joint.

  5. Physical and Occupational Therapy for Arthritis

    A description of how physical and occupational therapy can help relieve arthritis-associated pain.

  6. Exercise to Treat Arthritis

    WebMD describes the benefits of exercising with arthritis. Learn about range-of-motion, strengthening, endurance, and other types of exercise routines.

  7. Surgery for Osteoarthritis Joint Pain

    Learn about your surgical options for osteoarthritis joint pain.

  8. WebMD's 10 Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Osteoarthritis

    Here are ten questions to consider asking your doctor about osteoarthritis.

  9. Using MRI to Diagnose Arthritis

    MRI scanning is one tool used to diagnose and track the progression of arthritis. WebMD tells you more.

  10. Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

    An overview of impingement syndrome, a form of inflammation in the shoulder.

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