Arthritis clinic aims in treatment for arthritis to control pain, minimize joint damage, and improve or maintain function and quality of life.
Arthritis is a joint disorder of one or more joints commonly accompanied by joint pain. There are many types of arthritis. The types of arthritis range from those related to wear and tear of cartilage (such as osteoarthritis) to those associated with inflammation resulting from a misdirected immune system (such as rheumatoid arthritis).
Treatment might involve:
- splints or joint assistive aids
- weight loss
- surgery, including joint replacement
There is no specific diet that treats arthritis, but some types of food may help reduce inflammation.+
The following foods can provide many nutrients that are good for joint health:
- nuts and seeds
- fruits and vegetables
- olive oil
- whole grains