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What can I do to alleviate arthritis pain?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Rest

Initially a short course of rest, ice, compression, and elevation will usually calm the pain down.
If this does not help your physician may prescribe anti-inflammatories and physical therapy. Therapy may include the use of heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and exercise. Sometimes injections can be used to help decrease the pain and facilitate therapy.

In brief: Rest

Initially a short course of rest, ice, compression, and elevation will usually calm the pain down.
If this does not help your physician may prescribe anti-inflammatories and physical therapy. Therapy may include the use of heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and exercise. Sometimes injections can be used to help decrease the pain and facilitate therapy.
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