Arthritis Specialist Questions and Answers
Are you looking for help in relieving your arthritis symptoms? Look no further! At Integrative Medical Group of Texas our doctors and medical staff in Austin, TX are up-to-date with the latest treatments to help you find relief. For more information please call us or request an appointment online.
Living with arthritis can be difficult, but there are options out there for treating not just the pain but the actual condition itself. If that sounds interesting to you, then we’d like to hear from you. Call us at Integrative Medical Group of Texas or book a consultation with an arthritis pain specialist in Austin, TX.
Will arthritis pain ever go away?
When arthritis flares up, the pain can last for a day or two or even a week or more. After that, the arthritis pain will get better. It likely will come back, though, but there are ways of addressing arthritis in the long term.
Arthritis is a chronic condition, which means it generally doesn’t go away on its own, but this doesn’t mean the symptoms can’t be relieved! Here at Integrative Medical Group of Texas, we’re specialists in pain management and pain relief, so we can certainly help you in that area, and we can also address the condition itself. We practice integrative medicine at our clinic, which means we can provide medical treatments that are conventional, alternative, and therapeutic. These treatments may actually address arthritis itself and will likely help to relieve your pain, not just in the short term, but in the long term too.
What is the most painful type of arthritis?
You might not have heard about it, but gout is a type of arthritis that is especially painful for a person. The condition happens when there are high levels of uric acid, a body waste product, in the bloodstream. The problem is that uric acid crystals form in the joint and surrounding tissues, causing an inflammatory response and significant pain. There are ways of treating gout and gout pain, and we have options available here at Integrative Medical Group of Texas.
What is the most effective treatment for arthritis?
There are some over-the-counter medications for arthritis, which include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These can be very effective in managing pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis, the most common kind of arthritis. In some patient cases, corticosteroids will work well. The problem with drugs like these, however, is that they only treat the pain and not the underlying cause of the pain. There are problems with surgery too, but in some cases, it can be very effective. We want to avoid surgery, though, and we’re sure you do too.
To treat pain most effectively, it’s important to address both the pain and the condition itself. Nonprescription and prescription drugs, as well as physical therapy, can help with pain relief and mobility, and treatments like acupuncture and massage can help too. In many cases, yoga can be therapeutic in multiple ways. Additionally, treatments like cell injection therapy can provide pain relief and may even slow down cartilage degeneration and help to replace cartilage cells. We’re able to provide these treatments to you here at our clinic.
Do you have an arthritis pain specialist in Austin, TX?
Yes, we do! Integrative Medical Group of Texas is near you at 6905 West Gate Blvd Suite A, Austin, TX 78745, and you can reach our clinic at (512) 601-8540. Give us a call today to make a consultation with us or book with us online if you have or believe you may have arthritis. There’s a lot we can do for you at our clinic to treat your pain and even the arthritis itself.
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