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Arthritis Treatment Options

In this video, Dr. Holly Atkinson explains various arthritis treatment options, including arthritis drugs as well as injection therapies and surgery.

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.

 

Holly Atkinson, MD

This video features Holly Atkinson, MD. Dr. Atkinson specializes in internal medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist.

Duration: 2:21. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Dr Mera Goodman, Preeti Parikh, MD . Review date: Jan. 30, 2016
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