Is it beneficial for a person with arthritis to seek the help of a doctor or nutritionist?

Dr. Williams discusses the benefits of a person with arthritis seeking the help of a doctor or nutritionist. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

If you have arthritis, it is beneficial to seek the help of a doctor or a nutritionist, both to learn more about your specific condition and also to learn how your diet affects your arthritis, according to Premier HealthNet(PHN) physicians.

By talking to a physician, you can find out which type of arthritis you have – osteoarthritis, degenerative arthritis, or inflammatory arthritis, the PHN physicians say. This is important because the treatment is different for different kinds of arthritis.

Talking with a nutritionist can help you determine what foods to include in your diet to help decrease inflammation, according to PHN physicians. A nutritionist also can let you know which foods to try to avoid.

For more information about seeking help from a doctor or nutritionist about arthritis, talk with your physician.