Fast Five Quiz: Nonpharmacologic Management of Osteoarthritis

Herbert S. Diamond, MD


July 14, 2020

Figure 3. Osteoarthritis of the knees, colored radiograph.

Some patients with osteoarthritis report relief of symptoms with the use of heat therapy placed locally over the affected joint. However, few patients find relief with ice therapy.

A pulsed electromagnetic field stimulation has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of osteoarthritis in the knee. Some studies have shown symptom and function improvements with pulsed electromagnetic field stimulation for the treatment of osteoarthritis.

Learn more about nonpharmacologic treatments for osteoarthritis.


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