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How can splints, braces and other aids help ease osteoarthritis symptoms?

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Devices that support painful joints, such as splints, braces, and canes can ease your discomfort and stop additional injury. Other items such as electric can openers and shower chairs can also make your everyday life easier.

SOURCES:

NIAMS, "Handout on Health: Osteoarthritis."

Vincent, H. PM&R, May 2012.

Messier, S. , July 2009. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Magrans-Courtney, T. , 2011. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition

Chlebowski, R. , January 2011. Maturitas

Black, C. Health Technology Assessment, November 2009.

Wang, Y. , 2007. Arthritis Research & Therapy

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, "Osteoarthritis."

Gruenwald, J. , September 2009. Advances in Therapy

White, A. , March 2007. Rheumatology

Reviewed by David Zelman on June 20, 2019

SOURCES:

NIAMS, "Handout on Health: Osteoarthritis."

Vincent, H. PM&R, May 2012.

Messier, S. , July 2009. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Magrans-Courtney, T. , 2011. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition

Chlebowski, R. , January 2011. Maturitas

Black, C. Health Technology Assessment, November 2009.

Wang, Y. , 2007. Arthritis Research & Therapy

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, "Osteoarthritis."

Gruenwald, J. , September 2009. Advances in Therapy

White, A. , March 2007. Rheumatology

Reviewed by David Zelman on June 20, 2019

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