3 Most Common Arthritis Treatments

Categories: Arthritis / Pain Management

Before seeking treatment for arthritis it’s important to understand the types of arthritis and symptoms. Identifying the specific type of arthritis will allow us to provide treatment options that can help relieve your pain. There are over 100 types of arthritis, in this post we will discuss symptoms and treatments for the most common types.

Central Orthopedic Group specializes in arthritis detection and treatment. We have two locations in Plainview & Rockville Centre.


Common Types of Arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Gout

Common Symptoms of Arthritis

  • Pain in your ankle, back, fingers, hands and muscles
  • Stiffness of joints
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Decrease range of motion


3 Common Arthritis Treatments


Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is one of the most common treatment options for arthritis pain. Our team of professional physical therapists at Central Orthopedic, provide custom treatment options that fit your lifestyle and overall needs. Physical therapists will concentrate on your bodies ability to carry through movements. When choosing physical therapy for arthritis pain relief the main goal is to improve mobility and restore joints affected by arthritis. Physical therapists can help you learn proper posture, participate in fitness routines and demonstrate proper usage of canes or walkers.

A good physical therapist will analyze your day to day schedule and help make sure your constantly performing all activities with good form and proper


Occupational Therapy

When using an occupational therapist for arthritis pain relief you will focus on how you can reduce strain of joints during your daily routines and activities. Certain motions may cause your arthritis to flare up or get worse, occupational therapists can teach you how to change your home and work environments to avoid these aggregations as much as possible. Modifying your environments can include new chairs, splints or cushions. Other changes can include special techniques or assistive devices to help you while driving, bathing or daily activities around the house. Common our occupational therapists encourage are restoring your joints ability, daily fitness and utilizing assisted devices into your daily activities.


Orthopedic Surgery

Joint Replacement Surgery: Joints are the area where two bones come together. One of the common surgical arthritis treatments we perform at Central Orthopedics of Long Island is joint replacement surgery. Joint replacement surgery includes removing the damage joint and replacing it with a new one. Joint replacement therapy can increase mobility, reduce pain and improve quality of life.

Arthroscopic Surgery: This type of surgery starts, by having an orthopedic surgeon making a small incision, followed by inserting a small instrument to examine the inside of the joint. The small instrument has a camera attached which will allow the surgeon to diagnose the problem and make necessary improvements. The surgeon can examine the cartilage and ligaments to understand the type of injury and fix the problem if neccessary.


If your experiencing symptoms of pain or stiffness in your joints contact Central Orthopedics to schedule an appointment. Our team of professionals are dedicated to providing the best possible arthritis pain relief. All of our doctors understand the arthritis pain can interfere with your life and we’re here to help.