Arthritis is an umbrella term for more than 100 diseases that target the joints and musculoskeletal system, causing joint pain, stiffness, inflammation – even deformity. Treatment and management options are available – do not suffer unnecessarily from the pain of arthritis! Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms AND increasing joint function and may include:
- Medications that can help reduce pain, swelling and inflammation, interfere with pain signals and slow joint damage.
- Injections that can remove excess synovial fluid (the lubricating fluid found in joints) and administer medications to help reduce the inflammation, pain, and swelling.
- Physical therapy which improves your range of motion, strengthens muscles around painful joints and increases stability and balance and helps reduce pain.
- Surgery that can slow joint deterioration, replace a deteriorated joint with an artificial one and can lock two bones in the joint together to provide stability and reduce pain.