2 doctors weighed in:

What are the treatments for arthritis?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Multiple

Multiple treatments, many involve the use of medications; there are injections that we try as well; finally, there are even surgical approaches as well.

In brief: Multiple

Multiple treatments, many involve the use of medications; there are injections that we try as well; finally, there are even surgical approaches as well.
Thank
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Depends on arthritis

It depends on which type of arthritis you have.
Osteoarthritis, which is very common for example in the knees can be linked to obesity and part of the recommendations is weight loss/exercise for this. Rheumatoid arthritis needs to be started on specific medications called DMARD's and gout for example another type of arthritis can be treated with NSAID's, colchicine, prednisone and/or others.

In brief: Depends on arthritis

It depends on which type of arthritis you have.
Osteoarthritis, which is very common for example in the knees can be linked to obesity and part of the recommendations is weight loss/exercise for this. Rheumatoid arthritis needs to be started on specific medications called DMARD's and gout for example another type of arthritis can be treated with NSAID's, colchicine, prednisone and/or others.
Thank