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How can I relieve osteoarthritis pain?

Related Topics: Osteoarthritis, Pain
 

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Relief can be found by:

  • Managing your weight.

  • Getting exercise.

  • Avoiding and/or treating joint injuries.

  • Eating right.

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

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Lifestyle changes with weight management will help to relieve osteoarthritis pain. Regular exercise with diet restrictions will help to reduce the pressure on weight bearing joints. Applying counter-irritant creams to affected joints, using hot-cold alternate fomentation helps to relieve muscle spasm or use of assistive devices can make it easier to do your daily routine work. 

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