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What Happens During An Arthritis Evaluation
By Northern Virginia Orthopedic Specialists
June 28, 2022
Category: General
Tags: Arthritis  

How your orthopaedic specialists in Manassas and Haymarket, VA, can help when you have arthritis

Arthritis can make it difficult to enjoy staying active. It’s a debilitating condition, resulting in damage to your joints. When you have arthritis, every move you make can be painful. Your orthopae dic specialist is an expert at managing and treating arthritis.

The doctors at Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists in Manassas, and Haymarket, VA, provide a wide range of medical services, including arthritis evaluation and management.

The first step in managing arthritis is an arthritis evaluation. During your arthritis evaluation, your orthopaedic specialist will:

Record your signs and symptoms to get a better understanding of how arthritis is impacting your life

Order and review laboratory testing to help determine what type of arthritis you have

Order and review diagnostic imaging studies to determine the type of arthritis you have and understand the extent and severity of the condition

Develop a customized treatment plan to relieve uncomfortable symptoms, reduce joint inflammation, and help you maintain your range-of-motion

Your customized treatment plan is designed to help minimize the harmful effects arthritis is having on your quality of life. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Physical therapy and stretching to help maintain flexibility, strength, and mobility
  • Prescription-strength anti-inflammatory medications to reduce inflammation in your joints

Another important part of managing arthritis is lifestyle modification, which can include:

  • Dietary and nutritional modification
  • Regular exercise and stretching
  • Maintaining a healthy weight

It’s important to avoid activities that cause joint pain. Try to substitute low-impact exercises like swimming and walking.

You may also need to do some ergonomic modifications at work, especially if you have a job that requires repetitive motion and joint stress.

To discover more about arthritis evaluation, management, and treatment, talk with the experts. Call the doctors at Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists. You can reach them in either the Manassas, or Haymarket, VA, offices by calling (703) 369-9070, so call now.

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