As we age, we have pains throughout our body that can affect our everyday life. Arthritis is a huge problem as we become older, and it can make our lives painful in every moment. If you believe you have arthritis, consult our team, who will run a variety of tests to determine the cause of your arthritis and the available treatment options. Depending on the type of arthritis you may have, your treatment options will vary. Typically, the treatment process will focus on improving joint function and relieving pain, and you may require several treatments or a combination to find the best option for you.
Medicines are very useful in combating the pain from arthritis and are one of the most common methods used by doctors. The types of medicines that are given perform very different functions based on what type of arthritis you may have.
Physical therapy is another common method to ease pain in joints. The exercises performed during physical therapy are designed to strengthen the muscles surrounding the joint, allowing less stress to be placed, and may eliminate some of the pain.
If no other methods have worked, or if your arthritis is severe enough, you may need to consider surgery.
Lifestyle habits factor into joint pain, but the amount in which the lifestyle choices contribute vary from person to person. For instance, losing weight will take pressure off load-bearing joints and may help with pains in those joints.
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Arthritis can impact everyday movements and make life difficult. However, with a combination of treatments and some perseverance, the joint pain you experience can be made into a minimum. By relieving your joint pain with the help of the professionals at Plymouth Bay Orthopedic Associates, you are reclaiming your life and all of the exciting moments! Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Sandwich or Duxbury.