A review on osteoarthritis


  • Rabbani Shaik Department of Pharmaceutics, Narayana Pharmacy College, Nellore -524004 Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Surya Sritaja Podila Department of Regulatory Affairs, Vikas Institute of Pharmaceutical sciences, Rajahmundry- 533102 Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Ijaz Sheik Department of Pharmaceutics, Shri Vishnu college of Pharmacy, Bhimavaram- 534202 Andhra Pradesh India




Degenerative joint disease, Physical therapy, Corticosteroid, Viscosupplementation, Joint replacement


Degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthritis (OA), is a prevalent chronic synovial joint condition characterized by non-inflammatory degeneration, leading to pain and restricted joint movement. OA patients navigate a spectrum of therapeutic options, from social media advice to prescriptions from primary care physicians. This article critically assesses evidence-based treatments for generalized or monoarticular OA, advocating multidisciplinary and multimodal therapy. Evaluation covers patient education, pharmaceuticals, complementary and alternative medicine, surgery, manual techniques, acupuncture, bracing, assistive devices, physical therapy, modalities, and interventional procedures (corticosteroid injection, viscosupplementation, pulsed radiofrequency). Optimal benefits emerge from early diagnosis and prevention combined with multidisciplinary and multimodal treatments. The review highlights the synergy of complementary therapies. Healthcare professionals should be well-versed in diverse OA management resources, emphasizing tailored treatment plans aligned with individual needs and encouraging healthier lifestyle choices for optimal patient outcomes.Top of Form


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Shaik , R. ., Podila, S. S. ., & Sheik, I. . (2023). A review on osteoarthritis. Future Journal of Pharmaceuticals and Health Sciences, 3(4), 494–507. https://doi.org/10.26452/fjphs.v3i4.526



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