NON-MEDICAL TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS
As the name suggests "non-medical" treatment options for osteoarthritis are treatment options that do not require the use of medications or surgery. There are a number of non-medical treatment options for osteoarthritis. For example, just learning more about osteoarthritis and understanding the disease can result in less joint pain, less visits to the doctor, and an overall better quality of life. For weight bearing joints maintaining an ideal weight is important. Activity modification (staying active while avoiding activities that increase joint pain and swelling) is also an important lifestyle change that people can make to reduce the pain from osteoarthritis. Physiotherapy is another non-medical treatment option that can play an important role in the treatment of osteoarthritis. For more information on non-medical treatment options for osteoarthritis click on the area of interest.
- Osteoarthritis education
- Activity modification
- Maintaining an ideal weight
- Physical Therapy (Physiotherapy)
- Supportive devices
- Orthotics ("custom and non-custom arch supports and insoles")
- Nutritional supplements
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