Prompt & Effective Treatment for Arthritis Pain Flare-Ups in Manhattan

Arthritis Pain ManhattanLike many people who are living with arthritis pain, you may have learned how to get through painful episodes by resting and pacing yourself. In most cases, arthritis pain is not an emergency. However, it’s important to recognize the signs of something more serious that may warrant prompt medical attention. For instance, some medications that are used to treat arthritis, such as immunosuppressants and biologics, can potentially cause serious side effects, such as a life-threatening allergic reaction. In these situations, it is essential to call 911 or go to the nearest hospital ER immediately.

When to Seek Urgent Care for Arthritis Pain

On the other hand, you should see a doctor or rheumatologist as soon as possible if you experience an unusually severe arthritis pain flare-up, or if your arthritis pain is accompanied by any of the following symptoms:

  • A skin rash
  • Red, hot, swollen joints
  • Sudden and severe abdominal pain
  • Mouth sores
  • Easy bleeding and bruising
  • Sudden neck or back pain, which could be a sign of a vertebral fracture (some types of arthritis increase the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures, as does corticosteroid use)

In any of these situations, if you can’t get in to see your regular physician right away, there’s no need to try to ride out the pain. You can come directly to MedRite Urgent Care in Manhattan, where you can see an experienced medical provider without an appointment. We understand that arthritis pain often strikes suddenly and may interfere with daily living, and we’re available to help during extended hours every day of the year.

If arthritis pain is affecting your quality of life, come to MedRite Urgent Care in Manhattan. We’ll help you find the joint pain relief you need so you can feel better, faster.

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