Arthritis Treatments

Written by James Lyons
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There are a number of different ways to treat arthritis. It depends on the location and severity of the pain. Someone with severe arthritis of the knee probably shouldn't be running on a treadmill or doing squats. A person with that ailment should treat his arthritis with rest, diet, natural topical pain-relieving cream, and/or drugs. In the end, it's always best to consult a general physician or a specialist to get a professional recommendation.

If you're experiencing any discomfort in any of your joints, you should have it checked out. A doctor can help you come up with a plan to prevent, combat, or retard the progression of arthritis. In many cases, if arthritis is detected early, one can retard the development of this degenerative joint disease with specific exercise and diet.

Modern Arthritis Treatments

Scientists have recently unveiled new drugs to combat specific kinds of arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis. These new drugs are known as biologics. The upside to these new drugs is that they only affect specific parts of the immune system rather than the entire immune system which cuts down on the potential side effects. These drugs inhibit or stimulate parts of the immune system that handle inflammation.

The long-term risks of biologics are still unknown. These drugs are still in the fledgling stages of use so scientists are unsure of what the long term consequences could be. That's the risk people take when they resort to prescription drugs. Biologics also have to be injected. Look for natural arthritis treatments before you resort to riskier options like biologics and other prescription drugs.

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