Osteoarthritis

  • Non-inflammatory joint destruction
  • Symptoms may include joint pain and decreased joint mobility
  • Caused by the wearing down of cartilage, bone or a change in the joint which may be due to age, repetitive activity and other factors
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age but more common in older adults
  • May be mild to severe and disabling

  • Wear comfortable and supportive shoes
  • Use good posture while sitting and standing
  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Use a cane or walking stick
  • Avoid actions that put stress on your finger joints such as opening a jar and grasping items tightly or forcefully
  • Use both hands to lift heavy objects

 

FOR PAIN

  • Apply hot or cold packs to the area
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

 

FOR PAIN

  • Apply hot or cold packs to the area
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

 

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