Do you currently have arthritis? Do you suspect that you may be going through early-onset arthritic symptoms? Do your limbs feel sore, weak, or painful? If you have rheumatism, you are not alone. There are more than 100 distinct types of arthritis that can be diagnosed in patients. Most cases of arthritis are found in the elderly, but symptoms can appear in individuals as young as their early middle years.

Treating Arthritis Without Medications

A male athlete who plays professional sports has a higher lifetime risk of developing arthritis than the rest of the general population, according to research published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. In fact, according to the study’s findings, due to overuse and excessive “wear and tear,” 30% of male athletes who participate in contact sports will ultimately develop arthritis in their knees and hips. 

When treating arthritis, medication is frequently used, primarily to control discomfort. Your doctor might suggest NSAID painkillers, corticosteroids, antirheumatic drugs, or antibiotics for the therapy of arthritis. Put the medication in your mouth and swallow it with water to rapidly relieve your pain. But there are some unfavorable adverse effects to pills. Sometimes they can even develop into habits. NSAIDs could cause heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots as adverse effects. When you use corticosteroids, you run the chance of cataracts, high blood sugar, and bone loss. Fortunately, physical therapy is a much safer and better choice for treating arthritis. Call your physician right away if you are suffering from arthritic pain and want to find some comfort without taking dangerous medications. They’ll put you in touch with a physical trainer who can help you stop taking medication and lessen the symptoms of arthritis! The types of arthritis patients usually need help treating include: 

Treating Arthritis Pain With Dearborn & Associates Institute for Joint Restoration

Physical therapy for arthritis has three primary objectives. 1) reducing joint stress to relieve pain, 2) building muscle, and 3) enhancing functional movements and range of motion. Targeted and tested treatment techniques are used. Dr. Danielle Dearborn at Dearborn & Associates can help you manage your arthritis symptoms. Contact us at (510) 818-7200 immediately to make an appointment!