Arthritis– is the breakdown of tissue inside the joints. It can cause pain, inflammation, restricted movement of the area and an apparent weakness within the joints affected. Unfortunately, the healthcare challenge is very common affecting millions of people of all ages.
According to the CDC talking to your doctor is one of 5 proven ways to manage arthritis if you have joint pain and other arthritis symptoms. It’s important to get an accurate diagnosis as soon as possible so you can start treatment and work to minimize symptoms and prevent the disease from getting worse. The focus of treatment is to reduce pain, minimize joint damage and improve or maintain function and quality of life.
You can play an active role in controlling your arthritis through regular appointments with your health care provider and following your recommended treatment plan. This is especially important if you also have other chronic conditions, like diabetes or heart disease.
Mobile Physician Associates is prepared to help you manage your arthritis or other manageable condition with a medical professional via telehealth, in home appointment, or office visit.