Which Osteoarthritis Treatment Is Right for You?

  • Which of these medicines can help relieve osteoarthritis (OA) pain?

     

    E. All of the above

     

    D. Naproxen (such as Aleve or Naprosyn)

     

    C. Ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin)

     

    B. Aspirin

     

    A. Acetaminophen (such as Tylenol)

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  • Exercise is one of the best treatments for arthritis pain.

     

    B. False

     

    A. True

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  • You can help treat OA at home by doing the following:

     

    D. All of the above

     

    C. Eating a balanced, healthy diet

     

    B. Getting enough sleep

     

    A. Losing extra pounds

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  • Physical therapy can benefit many people with OA.

     

    B. False

     

    A. True

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  • Over-the-counter remedies that can help relieve OA symptoms include:

     

    E. All of the above

     

    D. A and B

     

    C. Capsaicin skin cream

     

    B. Chondroitin sulfate

     

    A. Glucosamine

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  • Which of the following treatments is better for OA pain?

     

    C. Both heat and cold

     

    B. Cold

     

    A. Heat

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  • You should only use a brace if your doctor recommends it.

     

    B. False

     

    A. True

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  • How often can you receive corticosteroid injections to treat pain?

     

    D. Once a year

     

    C. Two to four times a year

     

    B. Once a month

     

    A. Once a week

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  • If you have OA, you’ll need to have surgery sooner or later.

     

    B. False

     

    A. True

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  • The only type of surgery for OA involves replacing the joint.

     

    B. False

     

    A. True

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