Arthritis is a common yet highly misunderstood health problem. Many people think of it as a pain related to knees and other joint. In actual, arthritis refers to various pain causing diseases that may include swelling of joints and connective tissues or inability to move the joints properly. Every one in five adults in America is diagnosed with the problem. Also, arthritis is not limited to any particular joint or area. It can affect joints throughout the body.
Therefore, the effects include severe pain and inability to perform various everyday functions properly. At My Pain Clinic, we focus on providing relief from arthritis by providing a customized treatment plan. These plan focus on your specific problem areas and the type of arthritis you suffer from. This approach helps us expedite the recovery time and enhance the results of the treatment.
The Symptoms – What Causes Arthritis?
Arthritis can be caused by a multitude of reasons including your lifestyle, injuries, infections, allergic reactions, your weight, any other disease, and even your genetic makeup. The type of arthritis you suffer from depends on the reason that triggered the problem. The treatment, as we mentioned, vary from patient to patient depending on the reasons, causes, and symptoms.
While as many as hundred different types of problems fall under the category of arthritis, here are few of the common types we come across at My Pain Clinic.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Infectious Arthritis
Treatment – From Relief to Prevention
At My Pain Clinic, we help arthritis patients manage their pain, treat the problem, and prevent recurrence in the future. Using their experience and expertise, our highly qualified pain management experts develop a highly customized and comprehensive treatment plan that includes:
The first step is a detailed physical examination where we collect patient history and conduct diagnostic tests like X-rays, MRI, CT scan, EMG/NCV studies, ultrasoundand in some instances blood work to understand the underlying condition better and plan treatment accordingly.
Inflammation and pain relief with the help of Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Severe cases may require administration of corticosteroids.
Personalized exercise regimen to improve muscle strength and joint flexibility in the affected area.
Fire & Ice Treatment
An effective pain relief treatment provided according to personal suitability and comfort level for the patient.
combines education and treatment techniques to help arthritis patients lead normal life.
We help arthritis patient reduce and control weight so that it is easier for them to manage their problem and pain.
We help patients find the right balance of rest and activities to ensure better pain management.
We provide complete support not just to help you manage the pain but also to prevent reoccurrence in the future.
However, the first step to getting your customized arthritis management plan should be a complete medical checkup and diagnosis at our clinic. We have the technological edge as well as the expertise to properly analyze your situation and properly diagnose the problem. Plus, we prescribe different kinds of injections and procedures to manage pain as well as give recommendations for physical therapy/debilitation.
We recommend that you reach out to us at the slightest symptom such us swelling, stiffness, or mild pain around the joints.