For millions of Americans, arthritis means pain and limitation. At MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, we’re helping change that, through accurate diagnosis and treatments. We are a pioneering force in the field of arthritis. Our doctors perform more knee and hip replacement surgery — a proven, effective treatment for arthritis — than any other hospital in Maryland. We do whatever it takes to make you well.
There are a wide variety of treatments for arthritis. What works for some people may not work best for you. That’s why your team at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital customizes treatment plans for each individual patient.
Treatment plans often include:
- Physical therapy
- Applying heat and/or cold to the site
- Surgery for severe cases
It’s important to remember that arthritis doesn’t mean an inactive lifestyle. Inactivity can weaken and stiffen the muscles surrounding the joints and impair your joints permanently. In addition, being overweight is the most common cause of excess pressure on the joints.