OsteoarthritisHypertrophic osteoarthritis; Osteoarthrosis; Degenerative joint disease; DJD; OA; Arthritis - osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder. It is due to aging and wear and tear on a joint.
Which of these medicines can help relieve osteoarthritis (OA) pain?
Exercise is one of the best treatments for arthritis pain.
You can help treat OA at home by doing the following:
Physical therapy can benefit many people with OA.
Over-the-counter remedies that can help relieve OA symptoms include:
Which of the following treatments is better for OA pain?
You should only use a brace if your doctor recommends it.
How often can you receive corticosteroid injections to treat pain?
If you have OA, you’ll need to have surgery sooner or later.
The only type of surgery for OA involves replacing the joint.
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