Joint Health Resources for the New Year
Now that 2022 is behind us, it’s time to look forward to the new year and all of the possibilities ahead. The Osteoarthritis (OA) Action Alliance would love to be your trusted partner in helping you realize your personal goals in 2023. Suggested OA-related resolutions may include taking care of your health to help your joints, learning more about the signs and symptoms of OA, or advocating for a loved one with OA. Fortunately, the OA Action Alliance and our 140+ member organizations have you covered!
Joint pain is common, but you shouldn’t have to “just live” with pain as you get older. Even though there is no cure for OA, there are many options to help you manage OA pain. The question is which options are evidence-based and which are questionable treatments? Here is a summary of Recommended Treatments for OA:
On the other hand, there is little scientific evidence that the following Alternative Treatments are effective or safe to address OA pain:
- CBD products
- Glucosamine supplements
- Vitamins & Minerals
- Fish oil
- Herbal treatments
Please note, combining any medications (over-the-counter or prescription) carries risk. It is important that you discuss any non-prescribed medications or supplements with your healthcare provider.
We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.