Arthritis Specialist Questions and Answers

Arthritis is actually one of the most commonly diagnosed chronic conditions in the U.S., and you’ll find a quality doctor for arthritis here at the office of Dr. Pedro Ylisastigui MD. For more information, call us today or schedule an appointment online! We have convenient locations to serve you in Fort Myers FL, and Lehigh Acres FL!

Arthritis Specialist Near Me in Lehigh Acres, FL and Fort Myers, FL
Arthritis Specialist Near Me in Lehigh Acres, FL and Fort Myers, FL

Table of Contents:

What are the early signs of arthritis?
Can arthritis go away?
How do you stop arthritis from progressing?
What is the name of an arthritis specialist near me?

What are the early signs of arthritis?


An arthritis specialist is especially capable of detecting the early signs of arthritis, so you can go see one if you think you may have it. It can be difficult for a person to tell whether they have the condition since the common indicators (pain and stiffness) can be attributed to an active lifestyle, and it can take a while for the indicators to become apparent and lasting. Sometimes, however, a person will experience a quick onset of symptoms that persist.

If you have regular pain in and around your joints that doesn’t resolve by itself, then you may have arthritis and should see a professional about it. You might also have swelling, stiffness, reduced range of motion, or similar symptoms.

Can arthritis go away?


Because arthritis is a chronic and degenerative condition, it worsens and will not go away on its own. The condition causes pain, inflammation, and damage in and around the joints, but it’s possible to slow the progression of the condition and manage its symptoms so a patient can live a healthy, active life. Early treatment is always best in slowing progression, so if you’ve noticed any of the signs or symptoms we mentioned above, go see a professional about it. You should also go see a professional if you’ve been living with arthritis or pain for some time now and you’re struggling to manage it.

How do you stop arthritis from progressing?


Arthritis is a chronic condition, so it’s not possible to stop it’s progression, but progression can be slowed and symptoms can be controlled. There are lots of different kinds of arthritis and treatment depends on the type you have. For the kinds of arthritis that are inflammatory, like rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, a part of treatment will be controlling inflammation. An anti-inflammatory drug will likely help with this. There are also medications for pain management. It may be best to have the ongoing support an arthritis specialist can provide.

At the office of Dr. Pedro Ylisastigui MD, you’ll be able to get the ongoing care of an arthritis doctor, as well as dietary advice for arthritis, exercises for arthritis, medication management, regenerative treatment, weight management, and other invaluable services. We can even provide treatment for advanced osteoarthritis. We’re also capable of providing tests to diagnose arthritis, so don’t hesitate to come see us if you suspect you have the condition.

What is the name of an arthritis specialist near me?


Dr. Ylisastigui is our primary doctor here at the office of Dr. Pedro Ylisastigui MD, and the doctor is fully capable of helping you with arthritis, whether you need diagnosis or treatment. The doctor can provide the treatments we’ve mentioned and the ongoing support you may need too. If you need a referral to see a specialist like an occupational therapist to help you with everyday errands around the house, the doctor will likely be able to provide it.

The office of Dr. Pedro Ylisastigui MD has 2 convenient locations to serve you in Fort Myers FL, and Lehigh Acres FL. Call us or book a consultation with the doctor online. Connect with our clinic today if you believe as we do that you would benefit from the services of an arthritis doctor! We serve patients from Fort Myers FL, Lehigh Acres FL, Gateway FL, Alva FL, Buckingham FL, Tice FL, Villas FL, Cape Coral FL, Matlacha FL, and Suncoast Estates FL.

We hope to hear from you soon!