Osteoarthritis (OA, also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease, and sometimes referred to as "arthrosis" or "osteoarthrosis" or in more colloquial terms "wear and tear"), is a condition in which low-grade inflammation results in pain in the joints, caused by wearing of the cartilage that covers and acts as a cushion inside joints. As the bone surfaces become less well protected by cartilage, the patient experiences pain upon weight bearing, including walking and stan ...
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Pain Management: Osteoarthritis Treatment
... The treatment of OA focuses on decreasing pain and improving joint movement. Pain-relieving medications including acetaminophen (Tylenol, for example) and painkillers (often called NSAIDS) such as asp...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Osteoarthritis: What You Need to Know
... What is osteoarthritis? Arthritis is a general term that describes inflammation in joints. Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis. It is associate...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Nutritional Supplements for Osteoarthritis
... What is osteoarthritis? Arthritis is a general term that describes inflammation in joints. Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis. It is associate...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

What is Viscosupplementation?
... Viscosupplementation is a procedure that involves injecting a thick fluid (hyaluronate) into a knee afflicted with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease affecting 21 million A...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Do I have Arthritis?
... Table of Contents Publications Order Form Top Many people start to feel pain and stiffness in their bodies over time. Sometimes their hands or knees or hips get sore and are hard to move. These people...
Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Questions and Answers About Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases
... This fact sheet answers basic questions about arthritis and rheumatic diseases. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) has other fact sheets and booklets tha...
Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Questions and Answers about Arthritis Pain
... The word arthritis literally means joint inflammation, but it is often used to refer to a group of more than 100 rheumatic diseases that can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints. These di...
Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Questions and Answers about Arthritis and Exercise
... This booklet answers general questions about arthritis and exercise. The amount and form of exercise recommended for each individual will vary depending on which joints are involved, the amount of inf...
Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Handout on Health: Osteoarthritis
... This booklet is for people who have osteoarthritis, their families, and others interested in learning more about the disorder. The booklet describes osteoarthritis and its symptoms and contains inform...
Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Enrollment Begins for Osteoarthritis Initiative
... Recruitment has begun for the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI), a public-private partnership between the National Institutes of Health and industry that funds a multisite contract to create a resource ...
Source: National Institutes of Health

Treating Osteoarthritis with Food/Diet Therapy
... Arthritis Osteoarthritis Diet Therapy 1. Remove all inflammatory causes from your diet. Dairy products, wheat, and nightshade plants, including potatoes, peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, and tobacco, are ...
Source: Holistic Online

Osteoarthritis
... Osteoarthritis and the rheumatic pains that result from this type of joint damage, are quite a common problem. People frequently complain that their arthritic knee pain is worse in cold or damp weathe...
Source: HealthWorld

   

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