If osteoarthritis is causing mobility problems, then a GP may suggest an occupational therapist or special footwear to help reduce pressure on the joints.
Pain relieving medications can also be prescribed to help alleviate some of the symptoms of osteoarthritis while supportive treatments such as nerve stimulation and hot and cold packs are used to make everyday tasks easier and less uncomfortable.
Meanwhile, on medication, researchers have now identified a potential new avenue of treatment for osteoarthritis.
Researchers from North Carolina State University identified a specific pain pathway which, when blocked in mice, helped to alleviate symptoms.
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