Treating Osteoarthritis – Your Options

There are many ways to treat osteoarthritis. Depending on what you are aiming to achieve, these treatments can manage your pain, slow down the progression of the disease and in one scenario actually repair the lost cartilage.

We have reviewed published medical documents to save you time. This website will look into all of the following approaches in treating osteoarthritis.

Below are a list of all the treatment options discussed on this website.

Medication Use

  • Pain killers (analgesic medications)
  • Opioids
  • NSAID’s
  • Topical Creams
  • Anti-depressants

Diet & Exercise

  • Diet & Weight
  • Supplements
  • Physio & Hydrotherapy

Alternative Strategies

  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Electrical stimulation therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Balenotherapy


  • Corticosteroids
  • PRP injections
  • Ozone Therapy
  • Lubrication injections
  • Prolotherapy

Surgical Options

  • Radiofrequency denervation
  • Arthroscopy
  • Joint Fusion
  • Osteotomy
  • Joint Replacement

Alternative Procedures

  • Stem Cell Treatment

Majority of the treatments listed above will only help manage the pain of arthritis. Stem Cell Treatment is a new emerging treatment, it appears to be effective in both pain management as well as reversing the damage your joints have taken [42], [45], [46], [51].