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Is there more than one good way to treat osteoarthritis?

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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
10 doctors agree

In brief: See your Doctor

Weight loss can decrease the load on your knees.
Every one pound of weight loss is equivalent to decreasing the load on your knees by 4 pounds. Strengthening exercises, supplements, like glucosamine, msm, or same may help. Topical capsacian, nsaids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) injections of hyaluronic acid, and acupuncture can all be helpful. Talk to your doctor before trying supplements and discuss tx options.

In brief: See your Doctor

Weight loss can decrease the load on your knees.
Every one pound of weight loss is equivalent to decreasing the load on your knees by 4 pounds. Strengthening exercises, supplements, like glucosamine, msm, or same may help. Topical capsacian, nsaids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) injections of hyaluronic acid, and acupuncture can all be helpful. Talk to your doctor before trying supplements and discuss tx options.
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: NSAIDs

Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin.
Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com

In brief: NSAIDs

Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin.
Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Michael Patney
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Osteoarthritis is treated in several ways from pills, shots, bracing, physical therapy and surgery.
Only your physician and you can make a decision about the right treatments for your specific problems.

In brief: Yes

Osteoarthritis is treated in several ways from pills, shots, bracing, physical therapy and surgery.
Only your physician and you can make a decision about the right treatments for your specific problems.
Dr. Michael Patney
Dr. Michael Patney
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