Osteoarthritis can be managed with both non-drug and drug measures. It is advised to try non-drug treatments first such as aerobic exercise and strength training, supports and braces. If overweight, weight loss through a combination of diet and exercise can relieve stress on the joints and thus reduce pain. Our Ideal Protein weight loss program has clients losing 2-4 lbs/week on average.
Over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen and naproxen can be used for symptom relief. Other OTC supplements which may be helpful include curcumin, eggshell membrane, glucosamine, MSM, shark cartilage and others. Speak to your live well pharmacists today at Midhurst Pharmasave for advice on how best to manage your arthritis.