Arthritis Treatment in Bradenton, Sarasota & Venice, FL
At Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine, our experienced pain management doctors provide treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, & osteoarthritis. Please give us a call at (941) 260-0042 to book an appointment. We have 3 pain management clinics in Bradenton, Sarasota, and Venice, FL.
Arthritis is one of the most commonly diagnosed chronic pain conditions in the United States. With more than 100 different types of arthritis, achieving a precise diagnosis is an essential first step toward finding an effective treatment solution for your body. The experienced pain management doctors at Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine understand how to appropriately identify the type of arthritis you are suffering from, as well as how to move forward with a treatment plan that will help slow the progression of your condition and relieve your pain.
What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a chronic condition that causes pain and inflammation in and around the joints. Arthritis is a broad term that can refer to a number of different specific conditions, and the most common type of arthritis diagnosed in patients in the United States is osteoarthritis. Other types of arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis can also impact a person’s immune function or internal organs.
How do I know if I have arthritis?
Many people may not immediately recognize their symptoms as being indicative of arthritis because the most common indicators include pain and stiffness in the joints, which can often be dismissed as the effects of an active lifestyle. Symptoms of arthritis may develop slowly or quickly, and may persist or wane. However, if you are experiencing pain in your joints on a regular basis that does not resolve fully on its own, it is best to schedule a consultation with an orthopedic or pain management specialist who can provide you with a precise diagnosis.
How do you diagnose arthritis?
The first step in your diagnosis is a consultation with your doctor. They will ask questions about your symptoms and their onset in order to gain a better understanding of your condition. Additionally, x-ray imaging or blood analysis may be used to learn the specific type or types of arthritis you are suffering from. Arthritis symptoms will not resolve on their own, as it is a degenerative condition. Because of this, it is essential that you take steps early to slow its progression and manage your symptoms.
What treatments are available for arthritis?
Depending on the type of arthritis you have, different treatment methods may be implemented. For inflammatory types of the condition, including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, it is important to first control inflammation in the affected joints. Treatment for all types of arthritis will focus on managing pain and minimizing the cumulative damage done to the impacted joints. Physical therapy techniques, regenerative therapies, targeted medications, and sometimes surgical intervention can all have a positive impact on your arthritis condition.
If I have arthritis, should I still exercise?
Maintaining an active lifestyle can often improve your arthritis symptoms. By maintaining mobility, you can decrease stiffness in the affected joints. Other benefits of exercise include maintaining a healthy weight, which can relieve pressure on arthritic joints, and improve energy levels and mood. It is possible for patients with chronic pain conditions like arthritis to develop depression or an anxiety as a result, so improving your mood naturally with exercise can be just as important as managing your pain symptoms.
If you think you are experiencing symptoms of arthritis and would like to speak with a dedicated pain specialist about your treatment options, contact Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine today to schedule an appointment. We have 3 convenient locations in Bradenton, Sarasota, and Venice, FL to serve you.
Locations To Serve You
Ramos Center in Bradenton, FL
Address: 100 3rd Ave. West Suite 210 Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: (941) 708-9555
Ramos Center in Sarasota, FL
Address: 2540 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34239
Phone: (941) 213-8752
Ramos Center in Venice, FL
Address: 1370 East Venice Ave. Suite 104 Venice, FL 34285
Phone: (941) 202-6480