Answers to Common Arthritis Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about arthritis.

If I have arthritis or joint pain, where does my journey in treatment begin?

Dr. Michael Raab talks about the course of treatment for joint pain and arthritis. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


A physician will likely diagnose arthritis after considering a patient’s medical history, risk factors and lifestyle, and by conducting a physical exam which may include blood and/or imaging tests, according to the American Academy of Family PhysiciansOff Site Icon.

Your doctor may recommend some lifestyle changes to treat your individual condition, according to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationOff Site Icon. Some common modifications to one’s lifestyle to treat arthritis are exercise, weight management and diet, according to the AAPMR.

Talk to your doctor about treatment plans for joint pain and arthritis.

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Source: Michael Raab, MD, Premier Orthopedics

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