While there is currently no cure for arthritis, treatment options are available to help you manage your symptoms. Whenever possible, Dr. Howard Marans believes in treating his patients with non-surgical options to relieve their arthritic symptoms. The Doctor will develop an individualized treatment plan for you to follow. However, if you are suffering from extensive joint damage due to arthritis inflammation, the Doctor may recommend surgical treatment.
Arthritis Symptoms and Treatment Options
Arthritis symptoms include:
- Chronic pain
- Inflammation of joints
- Stiffness of joints
- Decreased mobility
- Decreased flexibility
Most types of arthritis can be treated through non-surgical methods, which allow patients to live normal lives and not be limited in their daily activities. When possible, your doctor will recommend a conservative approach of arthritis treatment options giving you relief from your arthritis symptoms.
The following three recommended treatment options may also help slow the progression of your arthritic condition.
1. Keeping Active. One of the best ways to counteract the pain and joint damage caused by arthritis is to remain physically active. Your doctor may recommend physical therapy to strengthen your muscles, which will provide your joints with added support and increase your flexibility. Participating in simple physical activities, such as walking around your neighborhood, or a fun exercise class, can also reduce your arthritis symptoms.
Discuss what types of exercise would be best for relieving your arthritic pain with the Dr. Howard Marans before starting any exercise regimen.
The Doctor may recommend:
- Strengthening exercises to build your muscles and take pressure off your affected joints
- Range of motion exercises to improve and maintain flexibility in your affected joints
- Aerobic exercises to increase your stamina and energy levels
2. Watching Your Weight. Being overweight adds stress to joints. Especially your lower back, hips, knees, and ankles. Maintaining your weight reduces the stress placed on these weight-bearing joints. Losing excess weight will help reduce your pain and slow the deterioration of your affected joints. Eating a healthy diet and increasing your physical activity can help you maintain your weight.
3. Taking Pain and Anti-inflammatory Medications. Your doctor may recommend that you take over-the-counter or prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce pain and inflammation. NSAID options include ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen.
Doctor Providing Marquee Arthritis Treatment Options
OCOrthopedic+ founder and medical director – Dr. Howard Marans – has over 20 years of clinical experience successfully treating arthritis. Discover your recommended arthritis treatment option by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Marans. Please click the icon below and enter your information online – or – call 714.979.8981 to schedule your consultation.