Medical Treatment of Arthritis

What is Arthritis? 

Arthritis is a general term for joint and soft tissue inflammation and swelling. Your joints begin to wear down as the cartilage, or there is degeneration of cartilage tissue. This condition worsens over time, resulting in increased discomfort, decreased mobility, and even deformity of the joints. 

Arthritis is a long-term condition that can deteriorate. Any time, symptoms can come and go. It’s the most common cause of long-term disability among American adults. 

Symptoms 

Stiffness and pain are common symptoms of arthritis. In addition to medication, there are natural treatments that can help alleviate pain and improve mobility.  

Natural and Medical Treatment 

Small needles are inserted into the skin at specific pressure points during the course of acupuncture, an ancient Chinese medical practice. Improved blood flow and the body’s own natural painkillers are among the benefits of acupuncture. 

Massage is a form of manual manipulation technique using light or moderate pressure on muscles can help alleviate pain and increase mobility. If you’re experiencing a particularly bad flare-up, it’s best to avoid putting additional strain on already-sore joints by timing your activities carefully. 

Yoga is a form of exercise that incorporates stretching, seated, and standing poses, and a meditative state of mind. Yoga has been shown to alleviate stress, promote calmness, and lessen stiffness and pain in the joints. 

TENS or Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation is a type of electrical stimulation that utilizes an electromagnetic current to stimulate the skin. Using electrodes, the current is sent through the skin to treat swollen joints. 

Global Awareness of Arthritis 

18 programs based on scientific evidence and delivered by national and state organizations are supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and aimed at reducing arthritis symptoms in older individuals. It’s possible that these programs can also help patients manage other chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.  

A water aerobics fitness class using foam weights in a swimming pool. The attention paid to the arthritic women who took part in the programs was appreciated. The exercises have the goal of improving balance, strength, and endurance for the elderly. 

Arthritis affects people of all ages, from young adults to the elderly. A study by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) looked at how many people, whether they lived in rural or urban regions, were impacted by arthritis. According to the findings, approximately one-third of people in rural areas suffer from arthritis more than those in urban areas. Adults with arthritis were also more restricted in rural areas. Arthritis restricted the activities of more than half of those polled. In addition to mobility issues and the inability to carry out routine duties, arthritis can also impede one’s ability to participate in social or professional activities. 

Adults with arthritis can benefit from the Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, a community-based group program that incorporates a range of water-based exercises. At Doral Health and Wellness, arthritis and pain management experts can help to alleviate the pain of arthritis patients. There are programs to improve balance, strength, and conditioning to improve the activities of daily living.

At Doral Health and Wellness, we have doctors that can help you manage your condition. For more information, you can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11212, or call us at 1-347-384-5690. You can also visit our website at https://doralhw.org or contact us at info@doralhw.org if you have any queries.