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Tests for Osteoarthritis

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Joint X-Ray
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CT Arthrogram
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Osteoarthritis

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According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the goal of physical therapy or physiotherapy is to improve mobility, restore function, reduce pain, and pre...  More
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Injection of Steroid
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Injection of Viscosupplements
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Use of Orthopedic Devices
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Heat Therapy
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Surgical Procedures for Osteoarthritis

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Arthrodesis
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Knee joint replacement is a procedure that replaces an injured or ailing knee with an artificial joint called a prosthesis. The prosthesis is made of metal alloys, ...  More
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The hip joint is made up of a ball-and-socket. The socket is made of bone and cartilage, and the ball is the top of the thigh bone, also known as the femoral head. ...  More
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Realignment of Bone
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Debridement of Joint Cavity
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Resurfacing Arthroplasty
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Prescribed Medications for Osteoarthritis

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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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CELECOXIB (sell a KOX ib) is known as a COX-2 inhibitor, a drug that belongs to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) class. It is used to reduce swellin...  More
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INDOMETHACIN (in doe METH a sin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for painful join...  More
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NAPROXEN (na PROX en) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain,...  More
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DICLOFENAC (dye KLOE fen ak) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It is used for osteoarthritis and r...  More
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PIROXICAM (peer OX i kam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used to treat osteoarthritis...  More
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MELOXICAM (mel OX i cam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for osteoarthritis, rheu...  More
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KETOPROFEN (kee toe PROE fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat mild to moderate pain. This medicine may...  More
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SULINDAC (sul IN dak) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for painful joint and muscu...  More
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CHOLINE SALICYLATE; MAGNESIUM SALICYLATE (KOE leen sa LI si late; mag NEE zhum sa LI si late) is an anti-inflammatory pain reliever related to aspirin. It is used t...  More
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DICLOFENAC; MISOPROSTOL (dye KLOE fen ak; mye soe PROST ole) is a combination of two different drugs. Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). ...  More
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DIFLUNISAL (dye FLOO ni sal) is used to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or mild to moderate pain.  More
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DULOXETINE (doo LOX e teen) is an antidepressant. It is used to treat depression. It is also used to treat pain caused by complications of diabetes or pain caused b...  More
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famotidine-ibuprofen(Duexis )
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MAGNESIUM SALICYLATE (mag NEE zhum sa LI si late) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild to moderate pain. It is also used to treat the pain and swelling of a...  More
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NABUMETONE (na BYOO me tone) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It is used for osteoarthritis or rh...  More
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OXAPROZIN (ox a PROE zin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for for rheumatoid arth...  More
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SALSALATE (SAL sa late) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) related to aspirin. It is used to help treat the pain of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arth...  More
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TOLMETIN (TOLE met in) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for osteoarthri...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Osteoarthritis

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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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NAPROXEN (na PROX en) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain,...  More
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KETOPROFEN (kee toe PROE fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat mild to moderate pain. This medicine may...  More
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MAGNESIUM SALICYLATE (mag NEE zhum sa LI si late) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild to moderate pain. It is also used to treat the pain and swelling of a...  More
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Self Care for Osteoarthritis

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Rest
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Weight Reduction
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Application of Ice Packs
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Carrying around too much weight feels uncomfortable and it can also damage your health. According the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity rates...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Osteoarthritis What's this?

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In the United States, willow bark is used by herbalists as an antipyretic (fever reducer), a mild analgesic (pain reliever), and an anti-inflammatory. There is curr...  More
Efficacy Grade A
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Avocados are fruits that contain 60% more potassium than bananas; they are also sodium and cholesterol-free. An avocado has a higher fat content (5 grams per servin...  More
Efficacy Grade B
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Devil's claw ( Harpagophytum procumbens ) originates from the Kalahari and Savannah desert regions of South and Southeast Africa. In these parts of the world, ...  More
Efficacy Grade B
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SAMe was first discovered in 1953 by a researcher named Cantoni. It is formed in the body from methionine and adenosine triphosphate in a reaction catalyzed by meth...  More
Efficacy Grade B
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Glucosamine is a natural compound that is found in healthy cartilage. Glucosamine sulfate is a normal constituent of glycoaminoglycans in cartilage matrix and synov...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The rhizomes and stems of ginger have assumed significant roles in Chinese, Japanese, and Indian medicine since the 1500s. The oleoresin of ginger is often containe...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The rhizome (root) of turmeric ( Curcuma longa Linn.) has long been used in traditional Asian medicine to treat gastrointestinal upset, arthritic pain, and low ener...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Black cohosh is popular as an alternative to hormonal therapy in the treatment of menopausal (climacteric) symptoms such as hot flashes, mood disturbances, diaphore...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Boron is a trace element that is found throughout the global environment. It has been suggested for numerous medicinal purposes, but there is a lack of strong evide...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The name carotene was first coined in the early 19th Century by the scientist Wachenroder after he crystallized this compound from carrot roots. Beta-carotene is a ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Guggul (gum guggul) is a resin produced by the mukul mirth tree. Guggulipid is extracted from guggul, and contains plant sterols (guggulsterones E and Z), which are...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM, is a form of organic sulfur that occurs naturally in a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, and animals. MSM is a normal oxidation ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Efficacy Grade C
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Resin extracts from the Boswellia serrata tree have been found to have anti-inflammatory effects. Animal and laboratory studies suggest possible efficacy for inflam...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Arnica montana is commonly used in herbal ointments and oils applied on the skin as an anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving agent for aches, bruises, and sprains on...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Selenium is a trace mineral found in soil, water, and some foods. It is an essential element in several metabolic pathways. Selenium deficiency can occur in areas w...  More
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Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is essential to all life and is a component of coenzyme A (CoA), a molecule that is necessary for numerous vital chemical reactions to...  More
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Vitamin B3 is made up of niacin (nicotinic acid) and its amide, niacinamide, and can be found in many foods, including yeast, meat, fish, milk, eggs, green vegetabl...  More
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flavocoxid
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Alternative Procedures for Osteoarthritis What's this?

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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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Efficacy Grade B
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Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East. Ther...  More
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