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How long will it take osteoarthritis to heal in the hand?
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: No cure
However there are many options for treatment.
Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joint or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Check out regenexx.com.

In brief: No cure
However there are many options for treatment.
Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joint or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Check out regenexx.com.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine
In brief: Arthritis
Arthritis is a loss of cartilage padding in a joint.
Therefore, technically, it does not "heal", but rather slowly progresses with age. However, the symptoms of arthritis may improve, or at least come and go with proper treatment.

In brief: Arthritis
Arthritis is a loss of cartilage padding in a joint.
Therefore, technically, it does not "heal", but rather slowly progresses with age. However, the symptoms of arthritis may improve, or at least come and go with proper treatment.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: It doesn't
Osteoarthritis presently is a non-reversible condition.
Once joint surfaces and the cartilage surfaces are thinned or damaged the joint is said to be arthritic. Once this occurs the body doesn't have a mechanism for repairing or replacing cartilage.

In brief: It doesn't
Osteoarthritis presently is a non-reversible condition.
Once joint surfaces and the cartilage surfaces are thinned or damaged the joint is said to be arthritic. Once this occurs the body doesn't have a mechanism for repairing or replacing cartilage.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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