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What are the best treatments to treat osteoarthritis?

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Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
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