More Info on Osteoarthritis

Diagnosis

There is no one specific test that can be used for diagnosing osteoarthritis. Therefore, in order to make a diagnosis, the healthcare provider will ask a number of questions, and may recommend certain tests. These tests may include x-rays or blood tests.
 
(Click Diagnosing Osteoarthritis for more information.)
 

Treating Osteoarthritis

While there is no cure, there are treatments for osteoarthritis that can ease the pain and improve function.
 
A treatment plan can involve:
 
Doctors often combine treatments to fit a patient's needs, lifestyle, and health.
 
(Click Living With Osteoarthritis or Diet for Osteoarthritis to learn more information about managing your osteoarthritis.)
 

Prevention

There is no guaranteed way to prevent osteoarthritis. However, there are a number of choices that you can make that may help slow down or even stop it from occurring in the first place.
 
Some of these suggestions include:
 
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Eating a well-balanced, healthy diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Preventing joint injuries.
     
(Click Osteoarthritis Prevention for more information.)
 
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