Arthritis, or inflammation of the joints, is an extremely common disease that affects many adults. Arthritis often goes untreated, however, as many people assume that arthritis is simply part of old age. Though most common in elderly adults, arthritis can affect persons of any age. The most common type of arthritis associated with old age is osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, which is caused by wear and tear of the cartilage around the joint bones over the years.

Some home remedies that can help ease the pain of arthritis are:

  • Losing weight, to decrease the amount of pressure on the joints
  • Exercising regularly
  • Using canes or special shoes
  • Avoiding heavy lifting or other strenuous joint activity
  • Applying heat or cold to ease the pain
  • Buying arthritis medication, which is available without a prescription

At Urgent Care LA, our doctors will assess your arthritis and determine if prescription medication, physical or massage therapy, or special devices may be beneficial in dealing with your arthritis. They will also be able to determine if the arthritis is being caused by some other joint disease.

This is not a substitute for a professional, on-site medical diagnosis. Visit your doctor or other healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis of your condition.