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How can I relieve osteoarthritis at home?

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You can relieve osteoarthritis at home. Make sure you get enough rest. While it's important to stay active, give your joints time off when they hurt. You can also try acetaminophen (Tylenol) and anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve) if your doctor says these are safe for you. They provide fast relief for mild to moderate arthritis pain.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteoarthritis of the Hip," "Arthritis of the Knee."

Charles Bush-Joseph, MD, professor of orthopaedic surgery, Rush University Medical Center.

Arthritis Foundation: "Who Gets Osteoarthritis?" "Osteoarthritis Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteoarthritis of the Hip," "Arthritis of the Knee."

Charles Bush-Joseph, MD, professor of orthopaedic surgery, Rush University Medical Center.

Arthritis Foundation: "Who Gets Osteoarthritis?" "Osteoarthritis Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

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