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A 21-year-old female asked:

How to get relief from osteoarthritis?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
You: Can use warm compresses, depending on the joint involved use stabilizers to minimize movement around the joint during movement, pt to strengthen the muscles around the joint and use of pain medications. Injections into the joint sometimes are helpful and also weight loss in obese people.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What can I do to not get osteoarthritis?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Benjamin S. Frank
Rheumatology 25 years experience
Choose your parents: The reality of osteoarthritis as we understand it today is that genetics is likely the single most important factor in deciding the time of onset, the sites affected, and the severity of disease. That said, taking care of your joints can probably make a difference. Exercise helps maintain strength and range of motion. Get up and move around because, for good or ill, you can't choose your parents!
Last updated Feb 26, 2014

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