Nonsurgical Arthritis Treatment Options From Dr. Peter Vizzi
Painful arthritis can affect your quality of life. Exercise and physical therapy can be helpful, but these options sometimes do not provide sufficient pain relief. While some patients are understandably reluctant to try medication, it may be worthwhile to talk with a medical professional about this option. There are medications available that can help reduce arthritis pain by relieving inflammation and calming the nervous system.
Several types of medication can be used to reduce arthritis pain, including topical, oral, and injected forms. Some medications are available over the counter, while others require a prescription. To address severe arthritis pain that is limiting mobility, powerful anti-inflammatory agents may be used to enhance function.
Depending on your condition and medical history, you may be prescribed one or a combination of medications to help your arthritis pain. Some patients take the route of seeing a primary doctor for their arthritis medications. Other patients prefer seeing a specialist. Depending on the success of your current arthritis treatment, and the level of care you need, consulting with a specialist may be your best option.
Consult With Dr. Vizzi About Arthritis Treatment
Peter D. Vizzi, M.D., has more than 20 years of experience specializing in the treatment of painful arthritis and other orthopedic conditions. He can evaluate your symptoms and explain the best options for your arthritis care, which may include exercise, physical therapy, medication, and/or injection treatment. Contact us to learn more and to schedule an appointment..