Which Osteoarthritis Treatment Is Right for You?

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

     

    A. Acetaminophen (such as Tylenol)

     

    B. Aspirin

     

    C. Ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin)

     

    D. Naproxen (such as Aleve or Naprosyn)

     

    E. All of the above

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

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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

     

    A. Losing extra pounds

     

    B. Getting enough sleep

     

    C. Eating a balanced, healthy diet

     

    D. All of the above

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  • Physical therapy can benefit many people with OA.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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

     

    A. Glucosamine

     

    B. Chondroitin sulfate

     

    C. Capsaicin skin cream

     

    D. A and B

     

    E. All of the above

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

     

    A. Heat

     

    B. Cold

     

    C. Both heat and cold

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

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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

     

    A. Once a week

     

    B. Once a month

     

    C. Two to four times a year

     

    D. Once a year

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

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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