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What are non-drug treatments for osteoarthritis?

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There are non-drug treatments available for osteoarthritis, including:

  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Heat or cold compresses
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation using a small device that emits electrical pulses onto the affected area
  • Nutritional supplements

SOURCE:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS): “Spinal Stenosis” and "Osteoarthritis."

 

 

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 10, 2019

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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS): “Spinal Stenosis” and "Osteoarthritis."

 

 

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 10, 2019

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