The successful management of arthritis is aided by an early diagnosis of the disease and development of a comprehensive treatment plan. With more than 100 types of the disease, a family caregiver plays an important role in helping their loved one seek medical care in order to secure a proper arthritis diagnosis.
The following video helps outline the steps that an arthritis sufferer and their family caregiver may expect to follow during the early stages of a diagnosis of arthritis.
Key Steps in Diagnosing Arthritis
- Plotting an overall pattern of symptoms
- Recording an accurate medical history
- Conducting a thorough physical exam
- Conducting imaging studies such as X-rays or MRIs
- Conducting lab tests
Additionally, resources such as the Arthritis Foundation and locations such as Memorial Hermann Wellness Center offer excellent tools for diet and exercise that may help ease the symptoms of arthritis.
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