Joint Treatment From Ascension Research of Pinellas Park, FL
There are several things that can increase a person's chances of developing osteoarthritis. Carrying around extra weight puts people at risk as does repetitious movement and impact injuries. Joint overuse also increases a person's risk of developing this painful condition. Heredity can also come into play in a significant way as some people inherit certain joint disorders and weaknesses that make them more likely to develop osteoarthritis. Getting a proper diagnosis by a medical professional is essential in order to ensure the right care and joint treatments are started. Once diagnosis is confirmed here are some of the options available today to treat osteoarthritis here at Ascension Research of Pinellas Park, FL:
Pain relievers or anti-inflammatory medications can help reduce pain
Topical treatments can help loosen joints to allow for easier movement
Mild exercise and rehabilitation will slowly get stiff joints moving properly
Other treatments like ice/heat, elevation, and possible surgery in some cases
To see what options are right for your and your unique case, contact us today for an evaluation and treatment consultation.