Who Can Treat Arthritis Pain? How Is Arthritis Pain Treated?

A number of different specialists may be involved in the care of a patient with arthritis--often a team approach is used. The team may include doctors who treat people with arthritis (rheumatologists), surgeons (orthopaedists), and physical and occupational therapists. Their goal is to treat all aspects of arthritis pain and help you learn to manage your pain. The physician, other health care professionals, and you, the patient, all play an active role in the management of arthritis pain.

There is no single treatment that applies to everyone with arthritis, but rather the doctor will develop a management plan designed to minimize your specific pain and improve the function of your joints. 

A number of treatments can provide short-term pain relief.

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are chronic diseases that may last a lifetime. Learning how to manage your pain over the long term is an important factor in controlling the disease and maintaining a good quality of life..

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Who Can Treat Arthritis Pain? How Is Arthritis Pain Treated?

 





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