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Osteoarthritis (350 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

55 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Joint replacement
(7)
Cortisone injections
(32)
Leg brace (e.g. Oactive)
(9)
Acetaminophen and hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin)
(14)
Celebrex
(21)
Keep joints warm
(25)
Avocado-soybean unsaponifiables (ASUs)
(2)
Methocarbamol
(5)
Heat packs
(52)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(23)
Avoid stress on joints
(20)
Acupuncture
(17)
Naproxen (Aleve, Mediproxen)
(12)
Boswellia Extract
(2)
Alexander Technique
(2)
Alternate between hot and cold packs
(26)
Tumeric Extract
(4)
Ice packs
(43)
Injections of hyaluronic acid derivatives (Hyalgan, Synvisc)
(6)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(24)
Physical Therapy
(39)
Osteopathic Care
(1)
Carisoprodol (Soma, Rela)
(3)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(5)
Tai Chi
(9)
Anti-inflammatory diet
(17)
Electrical treatments (e.g. BioniCare)
(8)
Feldenkrais Method
(2)
Adequate sleep/ rest
(38)
Prescription muscle relaxants
(25)
Aspirin
(25)
Codeine
(5)
Daily strength training exercise
(32)
Paracetamol / Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
(28)
Infrared Light Therapy
(1)
Arthrodesis (bone fusion)
(1)
Lose weight
(13)
MSM
(6)
Rest
(24)
No added sugar, gluten-free, carbohydrate restricted, high PUFA, moderate protein diet
(7)
Astaxanthin
(2)
Daily weight-bearing exercise
(31)
Omega 3 fatty acid supplementation
(41)
Hyalurenic acid
(7)
Glucosamine
(29)
Traction by Chiropractor
(17)
Diclofenac sodium
(8)
Fenoprofen
(5)
Yoga
(19)
Chondroitin
(27)
Vitamin D supplementation
(38)
Ginger
(11)
Swimming
(16)
Chondroitin Sulfate
(28)
Surgery to realign bones
(2)

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