Have you read the below study on Meriva®? While medication use does not directly fall under the scope of a physical therapist’s practice, it's important to remember, we often have patients asking us about certain drugs or homeopathic remedies they should or could be taking. Due to the side effects of NSAIDS many patients are not able to use traditional pharmacological methods to fully control the pain of OA. This article discusses alternative and natural anti-inflammatory agents that a patient can take. If your patient is complaining of OA pain and side effects from their current drug regime, you can pass this along for them to discuss with their physician.
The following video is an excerpt from one of our Texas-based manual therapy continuing education courses (which are offered in regions throughout the country). In it, NAIOMT Faculty Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT conducts manipulation for osteoarthritis of the base of thumb. Leave any questions may have below!