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Therapy for osteoarthritis (part 5)


Published : 24 Sep 2021 08:39 PM | Updated : 21 Oct 2021 06:35 PM

Physical therapy: A physical therapist can show you exercises to strengthen the muscles around your joint, increase your flexibility and reduce pain. Regular gentle exercise that you do on your own, such as swimming or walking, can be equally effective.

Occupational therapy: An occupational therapist can help you discover ways to do everyday tasks without putting extra stress on your already painful joint. For instance, a toothbrush with a large grip could make brushing your teeth easier if you have osteoarthritis in your hands. A bench in your shower could help relieve the pain of standing if you have knee osteoarthritis.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS):  This uses a low-voltage electrical current to relieve pain. It provides short-term relief for some people with knee and hip osteoarthritis.

    Courtesy: Mayo Clinic

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