Understanding Arthritis: Diagnosis, Care, and Treatment

Categories: Arthritis

Arthritis is a prevalent condition affecting millions of individuals worldwide, causing joint pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. At Central Orthopedic Group of Long Island, we recognize the challenges arthritis poses. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive care to help patients manage their symptoms effectively. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the diagnosis, care, and treatment of arthritis to empower individuals with knowledge and resources for better joint health.

Diagnosing Arthritis

Accurate diagnosis is crucial for developing an appropriate treatment plan. Our team employs advanced diagnostic techniques. This includes imaging tests such as X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans, as well as laboratory analyses of joint fluid and blood markers. These tests help us identify the type of arthritis (e.g., osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis) and assess the extent of joint damage.

Comprehensive Care Approach

Once diagnosed, our approach to arthritis care encompasses a range of strategies. These strategies relieve pain, improve joint function, and enhance overall quality of life:

  1. Non-Surgical Treatments: We prioritize conservative treatments whenever possible. For instance, physical therapy to strengthen muscles around affected joints, medications to reduce inflammation and pain, and lifestyle modifications such as weight management and ergonomic adjustments.
  2. Joint Injections: For localized pain and inflammation, we offer joint injections. Injections include corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid, to provide relief and improve joint mobility.
  3. Regenerative Medicine: Central Orthopedic Group utilizes cutting-edge regenerative therapies such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections to stimulate tissue repair and regeneration in damaged joints.
  4. Surgical Options: In cases where non-surgical interventions are inadequate, our skilled orthopedic surgeons may recommend minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures or joint replacement surgery to restore function and alleviate pain.

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Empowering Patients

We believe in empowering patients with education and support to actively participate in their arthritis management. Our team provides guidance on self-care strategies, including appropriate exercises, nutrition recommendations, stress management techniques, and the use of assistive devices to improve daily functioning.


Arthritis is a complex condition that requires personalized care tailored to each patient’s needs. At Central Orthopedic Group, we combine expertise, compassion, and advanced technology to deliver comprehensive arthritis care. If you’re experiencing joint pain or stiffness, don’t hesitate to reach out for a consultation. Together, we can work towards improving your joint health and overall well-being.