A variety of treatment options exist, ranging from anti-inflammatory medications to vitamins and supplements. There are also injections that can be used for treating osteoarthritis, including those for anti-inflammatory purposes (such as a cortisone shot) or to help provide lubrication in the joint (such as Synvisc). Low-tech solutions include diet and exercise as a means to both alleviate some of the pressure on the affected joint and to build the muscles around the injured joint.