Arthritis Treatment From Orthopedic Joint Specialists in Monroe Township, NJ
As you get older, you might need arthritis treatment to address painful joint inflammation that develops after years of wear and tear. While arthritis cannot be cured, and the damage it causes cannot be reversed, the joint specialists at New Jersey Joints in Monroe Township offer several treatment options that can potentially help you return to movement without pain in your arthritic joints.
The key to effective arthritis treatment is symptom management. However, arthritis symptoms can vary widely in intensity and duration. While some people experience only an occasional stiff neck upon waking in the morning, others live with chronic pain that makes it difficult for them to walk, climb stairs, and go about their daily lives. Therefore, to be effective, treatment must be individualized.
Many patients of New Jersey Joints in Monroe Township, NJ, are able to manage their discomfort with a customized arthritis treatment plan that combines two or more conservative therapies. For instance, after evaluating a patient’s symptoms, lifestyle, and other unique factors, we may recommend:
- Weight loss, if necessary
- Regular low-impact exercise, such as walking, swimming, practicing yoga, or performing water aerobics
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), such as ibuprofen and naproxen
- Corticosteroid injections
- Hyaluronic acid injections
- Stem cell therapy
If your symptoms persist or worsen despite several weeks or months of conservative therapy, you might begin to think about surgical arthritis treatment. You can feel confident in our board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons, who are experienced in performing the latest surgical procedures, including joint arthroscopy, cartilage repair, and partial and total joint replacement.
If a painful knee, hip, or shoulder is affecting your quality of life, contact New Jersey Joints to schedule a consultation at our office in Monroe Township, NJ. We can help you explore your arthritis treatment options and help you get back to the activities you enjoy.