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    Are there any new treatments for osteoarthritis?

    Specifically osteoarthritis in the hands.
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    Dr Ryan Hislop

    Chiropractor

    Dr Ryan Hislop, Chiropractor is situated in Mudgee with the team from Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre. He has a special interest in sports chiropractic … View Profile

    OA treatments have largely remained the same for some time. These include:

    Exercise
    Weight loss
    Supplement therapy (glucoosamine, chonrdoitin, D3, Fish oil etc)
    Analgesics (topical and oral)
    NSAIDS (anti inflammatory medication)
    Spinal manipualtion
    Acupuncture

    Some of the newer trials are experimenting with cartilage transplants, stem cells and grafts, however to date there has only been limited studies showing the effectiveness of these. 

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