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How can treat with knee osteoarthritis?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Antiinflammatories..

Oa of the knee is treated with non-steroidal antiinflamatories first if Acetaminophen is not helping.
If oral medications are a problem topical capsaicin or topical voltaren (diclofenac) may help. If no better with previous tx., injections of cortisone into the joint may aliviate for hours, days, weeks or months. Before severe, may get injections of lubricants (hyalgan)severe oa may need total knee replacement.

In brief: Antiinflammatories..

Oa of the knee is treated with non-steroidal antiinflamatories first if Acetaminophen is not helping.
If oral medications are a problem topical capsaicin or topical voltaren (diclofenac) may help. If no better with previous tx., injections of cortisone into the joint may aliviate for hours, days, weeks or months. Before severe, may get injections of lubricants (hyalgan)severe oa may need total knee replacement.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Lots

Ice, nsaids, rest, quadriceps strengthening, nutritional supplements, avoid high impact exercises, neurostimulation like the empi knee stim brace.

In brief: Lots

Ice, nsaids, rest, quadriceps strengthening, nutritional supplements, avoid high impact exercises, neurostimulation like the empi knee stim brace.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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