Arthritis Treatment Specialist

Samuel B. Rush, MD

Internist located in Clovis, CA

Arthritis affects all ages, and it is a debilitating condition. Thankfully, Dr. Rush in Clovis, California can provide treatment for arthritis for you. However, you may have questions you want to clear up before you visit Dr. Rush’s office.

Arthritis Treatment Q & A

Is There a Cure for Arthritis?

Unfortunately, at this time there is not a cure for arthritis. Yet there are plenty of treatments for arthritis that are highly effective. Additionally, you can make lifestyle changes at home as a way to treat arthritis on your own. For example, certain foods will fight inflammation and boost your immune system. This will help your body fight against arthritis so you can live a more active and pain-free life. Through arthritis research, we hope to eventually find a cure for this condition. In the meantime, Dr. Rush is available for appointments to help you treat your arthritis symptoms.

What Are the Safest Methods of Arthritis Treatment?

Since arthritis is such a prevalent condition there has been lots of research for arthritis treatment. If you are searching for the safest methods of arthritis treatment, you have a few options. While medications including narcotics, corticosteroids, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are available, these aren’t necessarily the safest options. For a drug-free solution consider physical therapy or alternative medicine. For example, acupuncture, yoga, tai chi, and massage are all effective treatments for arthritis that are safe.

Why Do I Have Arthritis?

At this time we do not have a specific cause for arthritis. You could have had arthritis as a child, which is called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), or you may be diagnosed when you are in your later years. Also, there are more than 100 types of arthritis, so finding a single cause is difficult. Arthritis involves stiffness, pain, and swelling in the joints. No two people will have the same symptoms of arthritis. Therefore, if you are wondering if you have arthritis you should seek a professional opinion. Contact Dr. Samuel Rush in Clovis, CA to schedule a visit to see if you have arthritis. Dr. Rush will provide a level of care planning along with a treatment schedule to help you get back on track.

Insurances

Find a list of some of the insurances we accept. Please contact our offices if you have a question about your insurance or specific plan being covered by our practice. We don't accept the following insurance providers: Covered California Medi-cal First Choice Humana Primary

Aetna
Anthem
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Health Net
Medicare
United Healthcare