Osteoarthritis | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • I’m an athlete. Am I at risk for osteoarthritis?
  • I’m only __ years of age. Could I really have osteoarthritis at my age?
  • Is it safe for me to exercise? What kind of exercise should I do?
  • What medicines can help relieve my pain?
  • Is it safe for me to take a pain reliever every day?
  • Would I benefit from a weight-loss plan?
  • Could alternative therapies, such as yoga or acupuncture, help relieve my pain?
  • Will I need surgery?


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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 01/96