4 Ways an Arthritis Doctor Can Help Ease Your Aches and Pains

4 Ways an Arthritis Doctor Can Help Ease Your Aches and Pains

arthritis-pain-hand-caArthritis is a painful condition causing inflammation in your joints. If you have been diagnosed with arthritis – or suspect that you may be suffering from this debilitating condition that has taken away your quality of life – you do not have to resign yourself to chronic pain.

Leading Arthritis Doctor

Dr. Howard Marans of OCOrthopdic+ will ease the aches and pains caused by arthritis and return your quality of life.

4 Ways an Arthritis Doctor Can Ease Aches and Pains

Options for treating aches and pains caused by arthritis begin with conservative, non-surgical treatments. An experienced arthritis doctor will create an individualized treatment plan specifically designed for your needs.

  1. Heat/Cold Therapy. Warm towels or hot packs applied to the affected joint can help relieve pain and stiffness. Heat can help improve circulation, reduce swelling and inflammation. Cold packs help numb the affected area and relieve pain. The doctor may recommend using a heat pack before exercising and then using a cold pack afterward.
  2. Medications to Reduce Inflammation. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen work to reduce joint inflammation and provide pain relief.
  3. Exercise or Physical Therapy. Physical therapy can keep your joints flexible. Your arthritis doctor may recommend specific exercises to help strengthen your muscles to support your joints. Pool therapy can also provide relief from pain and stiffness of arthritis.
  4. Lifestyle Changes. Your doctor may make specific recommendations for lifestyle changes. Losing weight can take pressure off your joints. A proper diet can help maintain your weight and give your body the nutrients it needs to maintain good health. While it may seem counterintuitive to exercise when you are in pain, stretching exercises and strength training can help relief stiffness in your joints.

Dr. Marans specializes in treating:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Other Forms of Arthritis Treated by Dr. Marans:

  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Reactive Arthritis

Common causes of arthritis include:

  • Previous injury to joint
  • Repetitive stress to joint
  • Obesity
  • Aging
  • Genetic defect

Outstanding Arthritis Doctor

Dr. Howard Marans of OCOrthopedic+ has over 20 years of experience successfully treating patients suffering from arthritis pain. The Doctor specializes in developing individualized treatment plans to ease every patient’s specific aches and pains caused by arthritic condition.

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Marans, please click the icon below – or – call 714.979.8981.