Arthritis therapy at Medical Center Plus starts with evaluation and diagnosis – then proceeds to prevention, restoration, and rehabilitation. If other treatment options haven’t been very successful, don’t give up. Book an appointment online or give us a call.
What is the treatment for arthritis?
Your custom arthritis treatment plan is tailored to help improve your symptoms without causing you any more pain or strain. It’s likely that you’ll need several types of treatments to help improve your arthritis symptoms.
Your treatment may include:
- Physical therapy
- Corticosteroid injections
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Daily exercises
- Hyaluronic acid injections
Who is at risk for getting arthritis?
Anyone can develop arthritis at any age or at any point in time. Significantly, the incidence of arthritis in the United States has doubled in just the last 15 years.
You have a higher risk of suffering from arthritis if you:
- Are older than 40
- Have arthritis in your family
- Are a woman
- Have bone spurs
- Catch a certain bacterial or viral infection
- Have a physically demanding job
- Are overweight or obese
- Have had a previous injury to the area
Are there different types of arthritis?
Yes. The broad “arthritis” term includes over 100 different types of conditions that all impact your joints. One of the most common types of arthritis is osteoarthritis. With this type of arthritis, the protective cartilage between your bones wears down. This can happen as a natural part of aging, although injuries are sometimes to blame for causing osteoarthritis.
Will I need surgery to treat arthritis?
Surgery to treat arthritis varies depending on the cause of your arthritis. For some, surgery includes removing damaged cartilage or connective tissue. If you have a case of arthritis that is so severe your joints are damaged or disfigured, you might need a joint replacement surgery. This type of surgery is most common for hip, shoulder, or knee damage.
Surgery is always an absolute last resort. Book an appointment with Medical Center Plus to try our treatment options before you make that decision.