Which Osteoarthritis Treatment Is Right for You?

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

    Acetaminophen (such as Tylenol)

    Aspirin

    Ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin)

    Naproxen (such as Aleve or Naprosyn)

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

    True

    False

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

    Losing extra pounds

    Getting enough sleep

    Eating a balanced, healthy diet

    All of the above

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  • Physical therapy can benefit many people with OA.

    True

    False

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

    Glucosamine

    Chondroitin sulfate

    Capsaicin skin cream

    A and B

    All of the above

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

    Heat

    Cold

    Both heat and cold

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

    True

    False

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

    Once a week

    Once a month

    Two to four times a year

    Once a year

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

    True

    False

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

    True

    False

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