The treatment and management of osteoarthritis involves lifestyle changes, medicines, other treatments, alternative and complementary therapies, and surgery.
The goals of treatment include:
Treatment involves the following:
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Last reviewed September 2011 by Marcin Chwistek, MD
Last Updated: 9/22/2011
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