Arthritis - Treatment

Treatment for arthritis is aimed at controlling the pain, reducing the symptoms and minimizing or avoiding further joint damages. There's no specific treatment to cure arthritis.

You might have to try out various treatments depending on the type of disease and severity of the symptoms. All the treatments can help to slow down the condition, minimize joint inflammation and improve joint function.  

For milder cases, painkillers are prescribed to control the pain. Surgery is only advised in rare cases where the daily functioning has become extremely difficult. Joint can be either repaired or replaced in a surgery.

Other common treatment and home measures that help in reducing the pain include:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Regular physical activities
  • Healthy weight management
  • Avoiding unnecessary stress to the joints
  • Specific exercises
  • Yoga

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