Arthritis Pain Management
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a complex condition involving inflammation and degeneration that can result in pain in one or more joints. OA is diagnosed through a thorough physical examination and radiographs or other imaging technology. OA can be caused by a variety of factors including a pet’s body condition and weight, abnormalities of the joints such as dysplasia or luxating patellas, chronic high impact activity, or injury.
Once OA has developed it cannot be reversed. Treatment for arthritis focuses on lessening the effects OA has on a pet’s body. The best results come from a combination of multiple modalities of care.
Rehabilitation Therapy offers a number of techniques that can help decrease pain and improve mobility in dogs with arthritis.
Nutrition - There are special diets and supplements that can help improve a pets overall joint health.
Pain Medication - Therapeutic care works best when used in conjunction with the prescription medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, that help reduce inflammation and manage pain.
Home care There are many simple things that an owner can provide for a pet with OA that can help improve their comfort and mobility at home. These include:
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