When should I worry about arthritis pain?
See your doctor if you experience any of the following: Pain that lasts more than 2 hours after exercise or gets worse at night. Pain or swelling that does not get better with rest, medication, or hot or cold packs. Large increases in swelling or if your joints feel “hot” or are red.
When should you seek arthritis diagnosed?
When to See a Doctor Pain, swelling, or stiffness in one or more joints. Joints that are red or warm to the touch. Joint tenderness or stiffness. Difficulty moving a joint or doing daily activities.
Should I go to the doctors with arthritis?
You should see your GP if you have persistent symptoms of osteoarthritis so they can confirm the diagnosis and prescribe any necessary treatment.
What are the worst symptoms of arthritis?
Symptoms of arthritisjoint pain, tenderness and stiffness.inflammation in and around the joints.restricted movement of the joints.warm red skin over the affected joint.weakness and muscle wasting.
What are the most common treatments for arthritis?
There are drugs that can treat the symptoms, such as painkillers and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and biological therapies can slow down or stop the arthritis causing the swelling inside the body.