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3 Ways to Treat Arthritis Without Surgery

3 Ways to Treat Arthritis Without Surgery

Arthritis pain can be debilitating and interfere with your personal and professional life. Fortunately, surgery isn’t the only treatment option. There are several non-surgical and less invasive arthritis treatments available to help manage your pain and improve your mobility.

Dr. Harmanpreet Buttar and our team offer a range of treatment options for arthritis-related joint and muscle problems at Vital Clinic and Spa in Cypress, Texas.

3 ways to treat arthritis without surgery

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost a quarter of American adults (close to 60 million people) have some form of arthritis. While arthritis is often associated with advanced age, more than half of the adults with arthritis are of working age, according to the CDC. 

The costs associated with arthritis treatment and lost wages total over $300 billion a year. If you’ve had to take time off work in the past or adjust your daily routines due to arthritis pain, we can help find the best treatment plan for your needs.

Here are three non-surgical and non-invasive ways to treat arthritis:

1. Physical therapy

When arthritis attacks your joints, simple movements, like typing on a keyboard, standing up from a chair, or walking up a flight of stairs, can feel excruciating. Physical therapy helps to rehabilitate and sustain your joints, as well as build muscle strength to support them.

2. Medication

Arthritis causes inflammation in the joints. Over-the-counter pain relievers are often effective for treating mild to moderate arthritis pain and inflammation. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are often the first choice to treat arthritis symptoms. 

Other common medications used to treat arthritis pain or inflammation include:

Depending on the type, location, and severity of your arthritis, you may benefit from a combination of treatments like physical therapy and medication.

3. Stay active

When you’re dealing with arthritis pain and stiff joints, going out for a run or a swim or even a simple walk on the treadmill can be difficult. It may sound counterintuitive, but staying physically fit and active is actually recommended when you have arthritis. Exercise helps keep your joints healthy and mobile. It’s also essential to maintain a healthy weight to protect your joints from additional pressure.

In many cases, lifestyle modifications, like diet and exercise, are recommended along with your arthritis treatments.

Arthritis affects everyone differently, but you don’t have to live with pain and mobility issues. If your current treatment plan is ineffective or you’ve just recently been diagnosed with arthritis, we can help.

For more information about arthritis pain management and treatment, contact us today to schedule an appointment at Vital Clinic and Spa in Cypress, Texas.

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