Answers to Common Elbow Osteoarthritis Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about elbow osteoarthritis.

What are treatment options for patients who experience chronic pain?

Chronic pain is pain that continues for three to six months or longer, according to the Arthritis FoundationOff Site Icon (AF). Since osteoarthritis has no cure, and stays with the patient throughout his or her life, those patients are susceptible to developing chronic pain, according to the AF.

According to the Centers for Disease ControlOff Site Icon, some ways to treat chronic osteoarthritis pain include:

  • Adequate sleep
  • Exercise
  • Massage therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Proper nutrition
  • Regular consultation with a doctor
  • Weight control

For more information about chronic pain and elbow osteoarthritis, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Mark Zunkiewicz, MD, Premier Orthopedics; Anthony Checroun, MD, Premier Orthopedics

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