Treatment of Osteoarthritis
The primary means of treatment includes a change in lifestyle including exercise and diet as well as analgesic medications. Physical therapy is also prescribed and has been found to have a large positive effect on movement and pain. It has actually been proven to be more effective than taking medications. The final option is surgery by replacing or resurfacing the joint. Homeopathic medications include Vitamins A, E, and C and the herbs, turmeric and ginger. Other treatments include glucosamine and chondroitin and omega 3 fatty acids. There has been no proof these homeopathic solutions really work. Nor has it been proven that acupuncture relieves the arthritis pain.