HOW IS ARTHRITIS TREATED?

There are a variety of treatment options available to arthritis sufferers, but it can be overwhelming to find just the right treatment for your unique needs. Our pain management doctors are highly experienced in helping our patients develop a personalized strategy for their pain. Arthritis treatment focus on relieving your symptoms and increasing the function of the affected joints. It is common that you and your doctor will work together to discover which treatment, or combination of treatments, brings you relief. Here are some of the treatment options your physician may recommend.

Medications

The specific type of arthritis you have will dictate which medications may be effective to treat your symptoms. The medications that are used in arthritis treatments include:

Physical Therapy

Gentle, guided exercises can help some types of arthritis. Physical therapy can help increase the range of motion and strengthen supporting muscles to ease joint pain. Your physical therapist may also recommend splints or braces to help relieve pain during daily activities.

Surgery

Medications and physical therapy are usually the first options to try, but if these more conservative treatments cannot bring relief, surgery may be recommended to help. Surgical treatments for arthritis include:

Lifestyle Changes

Making simple changes to your daily life can greatly affect your arthritis, and can naturally reduce your pain and help increase function. Some of these changes may be:

Alternative Medicine

Some people find that alternative remedies can be effective in relieving arthritis pain. There is developing evidence that suggests that there may be therapeutic value to these therapies, but you should always consult your physician before seeking an alternative remedy.

Our Fort Meyers joint pain center uses cutting-edge treatments to help you find relief from your pain. At the Pain Medicine Group, our pain relief doctors will address your pain needs with a customized treatment approach, using the leading and most innovative treatment options.

Contact our team to schedule an appointment today by calling (888) 832-3597.

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