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Osteoarthritis

Also called: Degenerative Arthritis, Degenerative Joint Disease, DJD

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I have very severe multiple site OA. I have it in both thumbs and now fingers, rest, ice or heat, anti-inflammatory (pain meds). Tylenol is a...
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Then, get an opinion from a MEDICAL DOCTOR, such as an orthopedist. All you have now is your chiropractor's opinion -- someone who is getting...
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Several medications may help fight knee pain, and, in some cases, the inflammation that can cause joint swelling and discomfort. They include:...
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Topical analgesics are creams, ointments, and balms that are rubbed onto the skin where you have joint pain. Most are available without a...
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Several nutritional supplements are used to relieve arthritis pain. A couple of the most promising are: Glucosamine and chondroitin. These are the...
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Joint injections for knee OA (osteoarthritis) may be an alternative for people who don’t find relief from oral medications or aren’t able to...
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Exercise helps knee osteoarthritis and should be one of the first steps you take. Doctors recommend moving for 30 minutes a day in addition to your...
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Weight loss may be one of the most effective things you can do on your own to improve symptoms of knee OA (osteoarthritis). Extra weight causes extra...
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Before going to knee replacement surgery, your doctor may recommend arthroscopy. A surgeon will insert a thin scope through a small incision to view...
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In the future, medications may be available that protect the cartilage from the deteriorating consequences of osteoarthritis. Surgical innovation has...
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There is no blood test for the diagnosis of osteoarthritis. Blood tests are performed to exclude diseases that can cause secondary osteoarthritis, as...
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Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage of one or more joints. Cartilage is a...
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Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints. Unlike many other forms of arthritis that are systemic illnesses, such as rheumatoid arthritis and...
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Primary osteoarthritis is mostly related to aging. With aging, the water content of the cartilage increases, and the protein makeup of cartilage...
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FM [fibromyalgia] can make OA [osteoarthritis] more painful but does not cause OA. 2-5% of the population gets FM. OA can make FM more...
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