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How is osteoarthritis treated?

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Osteoarthritis is often treated with drugs, exercise, applying heat and cold to the joint, canes and other devices, and keeping a healthy weight. Surgery also is an option.

These treatments usually don’t prevent your osteoarthritis from getting worse. So many researchers are focusing on ways to prevent cartilage that cushions the joints from breaking down.

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health: MedLine Plus.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 11, 2017

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health: MedLine Plus.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 11, 2017

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