What Makes Osteoarthritis Worse?

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Hypertrophic osteoarthritis; Osteoarthrosis; Degenerative joint disease; DJD; OA; Arthritis - osteoarthritis


Treatment

OA cannot be cured. It will also most likely become worse over time. However, your OA symptoms can be controlled.

While you can always have surgery, other therapies can improve your pain and make your life much better. Although these treatments cannot make the arthritis go away, they can often delay surgery.

MEDICATIONS

Over-the-counter pain relievers, which you can...

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