Other Treatments for Osteoarthritis
Glucosamine and Chondroitin
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
- Methylprednisolone (Medrol)
- Triamcinolone (Aristocort)
- Lubricate the joint
- Allow the joint to glide more freely
- Decrease pain and stiffness
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Osteoarthritis. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health%5FInfo/Osteoarthritis/default.asp. Updated July 2010. Accessed July 23, 2013.
Sinusas, K. Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and treatment. Am Fam Physician. 2012;85(1):49-56.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. InteliHealth website. Available at: http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/wsihw000/8513/34968/363973.html?d=dmtContent. Updated May 2008. Accessed July 23, 2013.
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10/15/2010 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php: Wandel S, Jüni P, et al. Effects of glucosamine, chondroitin, or placebo in patients with osteoarthritis of hip or knee: network meta-analysis. BMJ. 2010;341:c4675.
11/29/2010 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php: French HP, Brennan A, et al. Manual therapy for osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: a systematic review. Man Ther. 2011;16(2):109-117.
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