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