TREATMENT OPTIONS

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.

Sourced from:
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease (NIAMS)
National Institutes of Health
www.niams.nih.gov