You should book an appointment for professional care at Restore Health if your pain is intense or lasts for a few weeks without improvement.

You should book an appointment sooner if you experience numbness or weakness throughout your limbs.

If your arthritis has progressed to the point that non-surgical treatments don’t make much difference, surgery may be necessary. In one type of surgery for arthritis called a synovectomy, a surgeon removes the inner lining of the joint called the synovium.

Other surgical procedures involve bone realignment or joint fusing to prevent rubbing and irritation. Joint replacement is also possible in some cases.