Osteoarthritis 2: pain management and treatment strategies

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Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful, progressive joint disorder that can cause stiffness, fatigue, depression and anxiety. OA management includes medical, surgical, and complementary techniques.
This article discusses pharmacological management of OA, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and opioids, and non-pharmacological management, including weight reduction, acupuncture and joint replacement surgery.
The third part of this series, to be published online, will cover the physical, psychological and social impact of OA including details about the mechanism of pain itself.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Article number2
Pages (from-to)25-27
Number of pages3
JournalNursing Times
Volume108
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2012

Keywords

  • Pain, Osteoarthritis