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Arthritis

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Arthritis

Arthritis is a common condition used to describe inflammation of one or more joints. It can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints, making everyday activities challenging. The most common types of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. At CareFront, we take a comprehensive approach to treating arthritis focusing on symptom management and functional improvement of patients.
Arthritis Treatment Approach

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Our Approach at CareFront

At CareFront, our experts specializing in arthritis treatment offer a range of services to support patients on their journey to better health. These include education, self-management programs and collaboration with other specialties such as rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, and other healthcare professionals to ensure comprehensive and coordinated care.

Our Arthritis Services

The goal of arthritis treatment at CareFront is to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, improve joint function, and enhance the quality of life for individuals with arthritis. Here are some common treatment options.

Imaging tests
During the diagnosis process, CareFront will typically perform medical history evaluations, physical exams, imaging tests like X-rays, MRIS, and other lab tests.

Medications
Medications play a vital role in managing arthritis symptoms. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are often prescribed to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) may also be prescribed for certain types of arthritis to slow down disease progression.

Physical therapy
A physical therapist can design an exercise program tailored to your needs, helping to improve joint mobility, strengthen muscles, and reduce pain. They may also incorporate techniques such as heat or cold therapy and manual manipulation to provide relief.

Lifestyle modifications
Making certain lifestyle modifications can greatly benefit individuals with arthritis. Maintaining a healthy weight, engaging in regular exercise, and avoiding activities that put excessive stress on the joints can help manage symptoms and prevent further joint damage. Additionally, using assistive devices such as braces or splints can provide support and enhance joint stability.

Surgical interventions
In some cases, when conservative measures fail to provide relief, surgical interventions may be considered. Joint replacement surgery, such as total hip or knee replacement, can significantly improve joint function and alleviate pain. These procedures are typically recommended for individuals with advanced osteoarthritis.

Symptoms
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the following symptoms CareFront encourages you to seek treatment from one of our expert physicians.