Arthritis – Treatment
By Ehren Allen, Certified Manual Therapist/Physical Therapist
At JOI, our occupational therapists offer a paraffin bath which can be used to relieve some of the joint pain caused by arthritis. Although not typically covered by insurance, acupuncture is a treatment alternative offered by JOI to reduce pain from Arthritis.
Cases of mild arthritis may be treated by arthroscopy. Although the procedure provides some relief from the pain, it will not eliminate the arthritis from the joint. If there is any progression, additional surgery may be needed in the future. A shoulder replacement may be used as a treatment option when the arthritis has progressed so far that motion is severely limited and pain prevents a patient from performing daily activities.
- Risk Factors
- Test and Diagnosis
- Lifestyle Changes and Home Remedies
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment at JOI Rehab for physical therapy, go to: JOIonline.net or call 904-858-7045