Arthritis Pain Relief
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Arthritis is a disease that is characterized by inflammation of one or more joints, arthritis in its late stages can be crippling.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50% of adults 65 and older have been diagnosed by a physician as suffering from arthritis.
There are many types of arthritis with Osteoarthritis as the most common.
As of yet, no cure for exists, however, there are medications, procedures and treatments that can alleviate some of the pain caused by this disease.
Cause of Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is not caused by deterioration, rather, it is caused by an auto-immune disorder that causes the body to attack its own tissues, which will cause the deterioration common to arthritic disorders.
Treatments for arthritis are generally non- to minimally invasive and are conservative in nature.
The first line of treatment for most forms of arthritis includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications otherwise known as NSAIDs. This class of medication includes ibuprofen and naproxen.
These medications can alleviate the chronic inflammation and pain that is associated with arthritis.
Consistent exercise is advisable, as movement helps keep the joints flexible and moving more fluidly. Walking, yoga, and water aerobics are among the best for those who suffer from arthritis as these activities are low impact.
Arthritis therapy sessions with a physical therapist can help immensely, as they can help devise an exercise and stretching regimen specific to the patient’s abilities and pain level.
At Arizona Pain Specialists our goal is to relieve your arthritis pain, improve function and increase your quality of life. Treatments for arthritis are generally non- to minimally invasive and are conservative in nature.
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