Together, osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) and rheumatoid arthritis affect more than 28 million Americans. If you suffer from one of these conditions, you know that it can cause pain so severe that even everyday tasks become difficult. The good news is that there are treatments out there that can ease the pain and discomfort associated with arthritis.
Be sure to check out the Alliance’s resources on arthritis. You can also find more information on the Arthritis Foundation’s website.
Date: October 1st, 2003
If you have osteoarthritis, your least expensive option for treatment might also be the most effective.
You already know that the cost of pain management can be quite expensive, especially as it adds up over years of keeping this chronic condition under control so you can enjoy your life. That's why medical organizations leading the fight against arthritis have issued guidelines for managing pain that emphasize trying cheaper, simpler remedies first.