If you are diagnosed with osteoarthritis, your doctor will likely recommend over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen or NSAIDs. In this video, Dr. Holly Atkinson explains various arthritis treatment options, including arthritis drugs as well as injection therapies and surgery. Since everyone’s body is different, it is important to talk to your doctor and carve out a plan specific to your needs. Most doctors will suggest acetaminophen first because it typically has fewer side effects than other drugs. Other drugs, as well as steroid injections, can be used to treat the condition. For people whose arthritis doesn't respond to any of the treatment options discussed, surgery may be recommended.
December 2015- February 2016, Mera Goodman
Video 1: What is Arthritis
Video 2: Diagnosis and Symptoms of Arthritis
Video 3: Arthritis Treatment Options
Video 4: Coping with Arthritis
Video 5: Injection Treatments for the Knee
Video 6: Health Insights: Knee Replacement
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