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How can devices help with osteoarthritis?

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Supportive or assistive devices can relieve pain and help you move around. Knee supports can stabilize the ligaments and tendons and lessen pain. Canes or crutches may take pressure off certain joints. Assistive devices can also prevent falls. A physical therapist can recommend what's best for you.

Some devices help you do routine things such as housework or cooking. An occupational therapist can give you suggestions.

From: The Basics of Osteoarthritis WebMD Medical Reference

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CDC. 

Arthritis Foundation. 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 5, 2018

SOURCES: 

CDC. 

Arthritis Foundation. 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 5, 2018

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