Medical Treatments for Osteoarthritis Pain
Primary care doctors, physical therapists and orthopaedists can play an important role in treating osteoarthritis. Here’s the latest evidence on a growing range of options for treating OA pain, including topicals, pills, injectables, physical therapy, orthotic, brace care and more.
1. Help From Experts
2. Self-Management Program
Self-management programs help you control your symptoms, better manage your arthritis, and lead a fuller life. On-line and in-person programs can be located through The Self-Management Resource Center.
3. Physical Therapy
4. Oral NSAIDs
5. Topical NSAIDs
7. Duloxetine (Cymbalta)
8. Steroid Injections
10. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
12. Radiofrequency Ablation
14. Medical Care With Self-Care
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