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Arthritis Treatment Options

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.


Dr. Holly Atkinson

This video features Dr. Holly Atkinson. Dr. Holly Atkinson specializes in Internal Medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine as well as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Duration: 02:21.
Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh, Dr. Mera Goodman . Review date: January 30, 2016
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