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Osteoarthritis

Also called: Degenerative Arthritis, Degenerative Joint Disease, DJD

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Here are four steps you can take now to prevent osteoarthritis or its progression. No. 1: Control Your Weight If you are at a healthy weight...
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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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Osteoarthritis (AH-stee-oh-ar-THREYE-tis) is the most common type of arthritis, and is seen especially among older people. Sometimes it is called...
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Osteoarthritis can occur in any joint. It occurs most often in the hands, knees, hips, and spine. Warning signs of osteoarthritis are: Stiffness in...
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The best I way I have found is to use refreezable cold packs, but nothing is 100%.  When using the cold packs, I use an ace bandage between the...
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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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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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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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The treatment of OA focuses on decreasing pain and improving joint movement. The following treatments are available.     *Over-the...
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Treating arthritis often requires a multidisciplinary or team approach. Many types of health professionals care for people with arthritis. You may...
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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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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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Osteoarthritis usually is treated by physical therapy with muscle-strengthening exercises, oral medications, hot and cold compresses to the painful...
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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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