Arthritis Treatment Specialist
Whether you’ve been suffering from swollen, painful joints for years or you’ve only recently been diagnosed with arthritis, there may be a way to reduce your pain and inflammation. If you live near Lindenhurst, New York, on Long Island, Harvey Manes, MD of Wellwood Orthopedics may have a solution to reduce your arthritis symptoms. From in-office treatments to his specially-made Dr. Harvey’s Herbal Motion Pain Relief Cream, Dr. Manes has years of experience helping people increase mobility and reduce inflammation. He can help you, too. Call the office today to schedule your appointment.
Arthritis Treatment Q & A
What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a chronic condition that’s associated with joint pain caused by inflammation. It’s a common condition and can impact any joint in your body. When affected by arthritis, your joints may become:
- Limited in range of motion
Are there different types of arthritis?
There are multiple types of arthritis, and the most common include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is the result of cartilage wearing away in your joints. That causes your bones to rub together, leading to inflammation and chronic pain.
Rheumatoid arthritis is the result of an autoimmune disorder that attacks your joints. It’s a chronic condition, and in some cases, becomes debilitating. Along with joint inflammation and pain, rheumatoid arthritis can lead to:
- Lung inflammation
- Nerve and organ damage
- Eye redness
- Light sensitivity
- Skin nodules and bumps
How is arthritis treated?
Arthritis is a chronic condition and therefore, incurable, but Dr. Manes can manage your symptoms, including inflammation, pain, and immobility. Depending on the severity of your case, he may recommend:
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Arthroscopic debridement
- Physical therapy
- Low impact exercise, including yoga
- Heat or ice treatments
- Topical pain-relief creams
Beyond these interventions, Dr. Manes may recommend specific lifestyle changes to reduce the symptoms of arthritis, including:
- Sleeping eight hours a night
- Moving after being in the same position for at least an hour
- Eating real, whole foods
- Increasing Omega-3 fatty acids
- Reducing alcohol consumption
- Maintaining a healthy weight
To help patients get the best care possible, Dr. Manes created a medicinal cream to help relieve muscular and joint pain, including pain caused by arthritis. Dr. Manes’s Herbal Motion Pain Relief Cream combines capsaicin, arnica, and hemp oil to bring you natural pain relief. It’s free from parabens, phthalates, and camphor, you can use it on any joint, and you don’t need a prescription!
If you’re suffering from arthritis, find a solution with board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Manes. Call the office to schedule your appointment.