Arthritis Pain Diagnosed & Treated in New York City

Arthritis Pain New York CityThe term “arthritis” refers to chronic inflammation that can affect joints throughout your body. While arthritis is very common and often develops along with the natural aging process, it’s still important to seek prompt medical attention for any type of joint pain – don’t simply write it off as an inevitable consequence of getting older. There are many effective treatments available that can help you manage your arthritis pain.

The Importance of a Diagnosis

Arthritis is not a single, specific condition. Rather, it is an umbrella term that can be used to describe to more than 100 distinct conditions, many of which require different treatment approaches. Additionally, joint pain can have many other causes, such as bone fractures and autoimmune conditions. Therefore, a proper diagnosis is your first step toward finding effective relief from arthritis pain.

In general, you should see a physician for a diagnosis if you have any of the following symptoms in one or more joints, and your symptoms last for three days or longer or occur several times within a single month:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Difficulty moving

What Happens After a Diagnosis?

After your specific condition is diagnosed, a medical professional can recommend a treatment plan to help you manage your arthritis pain on a day-to-day basis. For instance, you may be advised to try a targeted exercise program, hot/cold therapy, or weight loss (if necessary). Also, a walking aid such as a cane can relieve pain by reducing the stress on your arthritic joints. For further relief, you can take an over-the-counter or prescription-strength, such as ibuprofen, which can help reduce pain and inflammation in your joints.

At MedRite Urgent Care, we understand that arthritis pain often strikes suddenly and can interfere with daily living. Instead of waiting for an appointment with a primary care provider or incurring the expense of an emergency room visit, you can be promptly seen by a medical professional at our urgent care center in New York City. We’re available during extended hours every day of the year.

If arthritis pain is affecting your quality of life, come to MedRite Urgent Care. We’ll help you find the relief you need right away.

"Everyone working there was super friendly and helpful. The visit was efficient, and the doctor listened and explained very well."
Erica L., New York

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