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There are many treatments your doctor can recommend or prescribe for osteoarthritis pain. They range from over-the-counter pain relievers to injections of corticosteroids or other compounds and, eventually, surgery to replace the painful, damaged joint.

From: Osteoarthritis Prevention WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 08, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/08/2018

SOURCES:

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Practical Prevention: Osteoarthritis."

Arthritis Foundation: "Osteoarthritis: What Is It?"

University of Michigan Health System: "Osteoarthritis."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey."

The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: "Osteoarthritis: Weight Management."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Weight-Control Information Network: "Do You Know the Health Risks of Being Overweight?"

ArthritisToday.org: "Knee Osteoarthritis - New Study Shows Higher Risk."

UMDNJ Magazine: "Is Arthritis Inevitable?"

Sanghi D. , Nov. 2013.

Bergink, A.P. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, August 2009.

Brigham and Women's Medical Center: "Osteoarthritis: Your Questions Answered."

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 08, 2018

SOURCES:

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Practical Prevention: Osteoarthritis."

Arthritis Foundation: "Osteoarthritis: What Is It?"

University of Michigan Health System: "Osteoarthritis."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey."

The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: "Osteoarthritis: Weight Management."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Weight-Control Information Network: "Do You Know the Health Risks of Being Overweight?"

ArthritisToday.org: "Knee Osteoarthritis - New Study Shows Higher Risk."

UMDNJ Magazine: "Is Arthritis Inevitable?"

Sanghi D. , Nov. 2013.

Bergink, A.P. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, August 2009.

Brigham and Women's Medical Center: "Osteoarthritis: Your Questions Answered."

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 08, 2018

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