There is no cure for arthritis; however, symptoms can be managed through various forms of treatment, behavior strategies, and education.
At the OA Action Alliance, we are believers in evidence-based management strategies related to physical activity, weight management, injury prevention, and self-management education. But we know that people with arthritis have many more treatment options.
A few of our member organizations highlight some of those options on their websites. Learn how you can take action to improve your arthritis pain, daily function, and overall well-baing. The information provided is for educational purposes only; always consult your doctor prior to starting any new treatments or if you have any questions about your current treatment.
Information about Treatment Options
- Arthritis Foundation: Arthritis Treatment Options – Treatment success comes from a combination of understanding your treatment plan with your doctor, and exploring arthritis medication, joint surgery, and natural arthritis treatments if and when they are right for you.
- American College of Rheumatology: Treatments – Search for rheumatic diseases alphabetically to obtain background information on some of the most common medications and therapies used to treat these diseases, such as how they work, common dosages, safety tips, possible side effects, risks and things you should discuss with your health care providers if you are taking or considering these treatments.
- American Chronic Pain Association: Medications and Treatment – Medications and treatments, along with pain management techniques like relaxation, pacing, and exercise, can play a big role in reducing pain and improving quality of life.