Your Arthritis Treatment Options
Have you been recently diagnosed with arthritis? If so, you may be wondering what your treatment options are. Since arthritis is a progressive disease it is important that you turn to a doctor that can prescribe you with the proper medication to slow the progression of joint damage and to decrease inflammation, limited mobility and other complications that can come from arthritis.
Of course, along with taking these medications, there are a variety of other complementary therapies that we offer that can help you better manage your pain and inflammation. Some of these alternative and complementary therapies include,
Getting regular physical therapy from one of our qualified practitioners can help to alleviate joint pain, inflammation and stiffness, particularly for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. We will show you a variety of stretching and strengthening exercises that can help train the muscles around the joints to reduce pain.
While you should avoid getting massage therapy during a flare-up, massage therapy can improve certain forms of arthritis such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Regular massage therapy can improve circulation and blood flow, reduce inflammation, swelling and pain and improve mobility.
If you are overweight or obese, one of the ways to take the pressure off your joints to reduce arthritis symptoms is by losing excess weight. This can make a world of difference. Here at Aligned Medical Group, P.C., Dr. D’Orazio and his team provide medical weight loss treatments that are fully customized to you and your needs to help you shed weight successfully and safely.
There are certain supplements that Dr. D’Orazio may recommend taking along with your medications to help ease symptoms. Studies have found that certain supplements such as fish oil may help reduce certain arthritis symptoms. Of course, not all supplements are created equal, but we can recommend the highest quality vitamins and supplements to our patients.
When it comes to treating arthritis, the focus is always on you. We take into account every facet and factor in your life, from environmental and physical to spiritual, to see how it personally impacts your health. From there, we can create an individualized treatment plan that will not just alleviate symptoms but also optimize your health and improve your quality of life with arthritis.
If you are living with arthritis and want to learn more about how an integrative medicine doctor can help you better control your symptoms, call Aligned Medical Group, P.C. at (610) 644-3166 to schedule a consultation.