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what are the best treatments to treat osteoarthritis?

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Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
31 years experience Family Medicine
Osteorarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a wear and tear kind of arthritis. Usually the medications are to treat the symptoms, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or anti inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen and sometimes stronger narcotic. Glucosamine has shown to slow down progression, exercise is helpful and eventually surgery for joint replacement is needed. May time steroid injections in the joint may help.
Answered on Jun 24, 2015
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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Exercise/ Medication: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle through low impact exercise and weight control is critical. Occasionally, anti-inflammatory medication like advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin can be helpful. Prescription anti inflammatory medications can be considered after consultation with your doctor. Physical therapy can be very helpful to regain lost motion and strength.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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