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Treatments for Osteoarthritis

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The treatment and management of osteoarthritis involves lifestyle changes, medicines, other treatments, alternative and complementary therapies, and surgery.

The goals of treatment include:
  • Controlling pain
  • Improving mobility and joint use
  • Minimizing disability, returning normal function
  • Slowing the progression of osteoarthritis
  • Protecting other joints from developing osteoarthritis

Treatment involves the following:

Lifestyle changes | Medications | Surgery | Alternative and complementary therapies | Other treatments

 

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