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A 33-year-old female asked about a 41-year-old male:

What are the options for treating osteoarthritis in the knee that is also bow legged. in severe pain all day. what medications would be the best?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Osteoarthritis: A full evaluation is a must! conservative treatments would include acetaminophen, anti-inflammatories, sometimes pain killers, usually for breakthrough pain and most importantly physical therapy and life style modifications - proper footwear, finding a comfortable bed, assistive devices, knee brace. Supplements such as chondroitin/glucosamine are not effective in advanced disease.

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