Arthritis Treatment in Seattle, WA
At CurPoint Orthopedic, we provide cutting-edge therapies for arthritis & joint pain. Our experienced orthopedic surgeons are trained in the surgical & non-invasive treatment of bone & joint problems including arthritis. To schedule an appointment, please call at (206) 309-8106. We are located at 140 4th Ave N Suite 170 Seattle, WA 98109.
Are you suffering from arthritis in the Seattle, WA area? Come to CurPoint Orthopedic to be evaluated by the top orthopedic doctors in the area. Make an appointment today!
How Do You Diagnose Arthritis at CurPoint Orthopedic?
If you are experiencing chronic pain in your joints, visit a doctor and have them give you a physical examination. During this exam, a doctor will check your joints for swelling. They will also check for redness and warmth. Next you will move your joints into different positions to see how limited your movements may be. The doctor may order follow up tests depending on these observations to confirm a diagnosis.
What Kind of Tests Should I Expect?
A laboratory test can be key to diagnosing the type of arthritis you have which is vital to selecting the best treatment for you. More often than not, blood, urine, and joint fluids are analyzed in lavatory tests.
In other cases, medical imaging may be needed to detect the problems in your joints. Depending on the nature of your arthritis you may need x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or ultrasounds.
What Treatments Are Available for Arthritis?
The goal of effective arthritis treatment is to improve the function of your joints and relieve the symptoms. You might need to try several combinations of different treatments to find the one that works best for you. You’ll be monitored by our providers and staff to make any needed adjustments to find the perfect treatment. We will propose the best and most ethical treatment based on evidence-based medical literature.
Medication is a standard treatment method for arthritis. There are a variety of drugs available depending on the type of arthritis you have. One of the most common types of medications is analgesics. These reduce the pain but don’t help with the inflammation. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, however, do help control inflammation and pain. This category of drugs also includes creams and ointments that can be rubbed onto the joints, which is helpful for those whose stomach can’t tolerate the oral version. Counterirritants are creams and ointments that interfere with the pain signals from the joint themselves, providing some relief. If you are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, where your immune system attacks your joints, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs are available. They will slow or stop your immune system from attacking your joints. Corticosteroids reduces inflammation and suppresses the immune system, which could be causing your joints to become inflamed.
Physical Therapy is another treatment method that can help arthritis. Exercising your joints can strengthen the muscles around them and improve their range of motion. In some cases, a brace may be needed to stabilize the area.
At CurPoint Orthopedic, we are on the cutting edge of innovative technologies dealing with the ever growing and changing field of orthopedic regenerative medicine. It may be that stem cell therapy could be the choice for you. This approach empowers your body to heal itself naturally.
Finally, orthopedic surgery might be the answer. Some surgery solutions include joint repair, joint replacement, and joint fusion.
What treatment is right for you is something you will determine when you visit CurPoint Orthopedic Seattle, WA. Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons and highly experienced staff will work with you one on one to find the best treatment for you. Every person is different, and we’ll customize a plan for you to treat your arthritis.
CurPoint Orthopedic is located at 140 4th Ave. N, Suite 170 Seattle, WA 98109. We are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Do you have questions about our treatments for arthritis or would you like to make an appointment to see our orthopedic doctor? Call our friendly staff today at (206) 309-8106.