Arthritis, Joint Pain Management
Chronic pain caused by arthritis affects millions of people in the United States every year. About one in four adults with arthritis—15 million people—report experiencing severe joint pain related to arthritis. Additionally, nearly half of adults with arthritis have persistent pain.
Children with arthritis have pain as well, but there is less population-based information about them.
At Om Primary Care, we offer flexible pain management strategies including options that do not involve medication, and be tailored to meet the needs of the patient.
Over-the-counter medications like acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol®) or ibuprofen (e.g., Advil® or Motrin®) and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Physical activity/exercise or community-based physical activity programs.
Exercise therapy, including physical therapy.
Self-management education workshops.
Weight loss, if overweight or obese.
Prescription Opioids if warranted