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A 59-year-old female asked:

What to do for oa pain at night?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
OA pain: Depends on the area. Sleep with extra pillow between and supportive of the affected joints. Consider gentle massage, ice followed by moist heat, and gentle motion exercises.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Depends: Often people with osteoarthritis have unstable joints. The stresses on associated muscles often causes night pain. Full evaluation required to determine how to treat.

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Last updated Feb 2, 2015

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