Most successful treatment programs involve a combination of treatments tailored to the patient's needs, lifestyle, and health.
Most programs include ways to manage pain and improve function. These can involve exercise, weight control, rest and relief from stress on joints, pain relief techniques, medications, surgery, and complementary and alternative therapies. This section describes some of these approaches.
Medications are likely to be a part of almost any arthritis treatment plan. The particular disease you have, as well as its symptoms and its severity, will dictate the type of medication your doctor prescribes or recommends. More >
One of the best things you can do for yourself, whether or not you have arthritis, is to get regular exercise. More >
Hot & Cold Treatment
Heat and cold treatments are easy methods you can use at home to reduce the pain and stiffness of arthritis. More >
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease (NIAMS)
National Institutes of Health www.niams.nih.gov