Non-Surgical Treatment Modalities to Manage Arthritis Pain

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Non-Surgical Treatment Modalities to Manage Arthritis Pain

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Non-Surgical Treatment Modalities to Manage Arthritis Pain Multi-specialty pain management and rehabilitation centers in Brooklyn offer a variety of options to reduce the pain and other symptoms associated with arthritis. Arthritis pain can seriously impact a person level of mobility and quality of life. Characterized by severe joint pain and stiffness arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. Although there are different types of arthritis such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis the most common type – they share many of the same painful symptoms. The most common signs and symptoms of arthritis involve the joint pain and stiffness swelling redness and decreased range of motion. Leading multi- specialty health care centers offer effective arthritis pain management treatment modalities to help patients to effectively manage the symptoms of the disease. Reports suggest that arthritis is the leading cause of disability among adults in the United States. It is estimated that the number of people expected to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis will reach more than 78 million by the end of 2040. The potential risk factors associated with the condition include – previous joint injury obesity age and family history. If left untreated this condition may affect your hands or arms and make it difficult for you to do daily tasks. Arthritis of weight-bearing joints can keep you from walking comfortably or sitting up straight. In some cases joints may become twisted and deformed. Treatment option for arthritis Correct diagnosis and early aggressive treatment is the key to preserving the joint function and preventing further joint damage and other serious health problems. Diagnosing the condition will involve a physical exam to check for swelling redness and warmth. Physicians will also check how well you can move your joints. Diagnostic imaging tests such as X-rays Computerized tomography CT Ultrasound and Magnetic resonance imaging MRI may be ordered to detect the cause of the symptoms. In addition laboratory tests involving analysis of fluids such as blood urine and joint will be done. Arthritis pain management in Brooklyn based healthcare centers focuses on relieving symptoms and improving joint function. In such healthcare centers a team of specialists from various disciplines including pain management doctors will collaborate to develop customized treatment regimens to suit each patient’s needs. The treatment program will include various non-surgical modalities such as Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDs

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• Injections • Physical therapy • Chiropractic care • Muscle relaxants • Exercise programs Chiropractic care – Chiropractor care in Brooklyn involves using the hands or a special device to apply a gentle force to correct misalignments and relieve pressure on the nerves and tissue structures. TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation – TENS involves applying low-voltage electrical current to reduce joint stiffness and pain. Physical therapy – Physical therapy comprises therapeutic exercises such as stretching strengthening and aerobic exercises that help improve joint flexibility and reduce pain. Injection therapies – Injections of corticosteroid medications and visco supplements can relieve joint pain. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDs – Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDs such as aspirin Ecotrin ibuprofen Motrin nabumetone Relafen and naproxen Naprosyn will be recommended to address pain and inflammation in the joints. Joint injections – Monovisc and orthovisc injections are ideal options for alleviating pain caused by arthritis. These injections help restore the natural joint fluid that cushions lubricates and protects the joints. Administered as a single injection Monovisc helps the synovial fluid to better protect and lubricate the joint. Orthovisc on the other hand is injected through 3 to 4 intra-articular injections administered one week apart and helps in restoring the hyraluronan in the joint. Chronic pain due to arthritis can affect ability to work and perform routine activities. Maintaining a healthy weight by exercising regularly developing healthy eating habits can help protect your joints and improve your ability to perform daily tasks in the long run.

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