How to Treat Knee Pain of Osteoarthritis?

Q:
How to treat knee pain of osteoarthritis?

A:
The primary goals of treating osteoarthritis of the knee are to relieve the pain and return mobility. The treatment plan will typically include a combination of the following:

  • Weight loss
  • Exercise
  • Pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs

Over-the-counter options include acetaminophen (Tylenol) as well as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve). NSAIDs fight inflammation.

  • Injections of corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid into the knee
  • Alternative therapies (topical creams, acupuncture, supplements)
  • Using devices such as braces
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Nutritional supplements, Some people take glucosamine and chondroitin for knee osteoarthritis
  • Surgery

 

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