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How effective are pharmacological agents in the treatment of osteoarthritis?

The effect of such drugs consists in controlling exacerbations, characterized by acute inflammatory processes, however they are not capable of providing a fundamental improvement in the condition of the affected joint. Most often non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used to relieve exacerbations. The second type of drugs for oral use is chondromodulating agents intended to improve the joint function. The best-known of them are Glucosamine and Chondroitin. Dietary supplements are not worth considering as therapy with at least some effect. In the best case the supplements are absolutely neutral. The effect of their application is rather negative, as while they are being used the opportunity for an early stage disease progression control using the methods that are really effective is missed.


Attention! A certificate of a dietary supplement only guarantees its safety, but not effectiveness.





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