Treatment depends on a specific underlying cause. The underlying cause will be treated first and foremost.
The treatments may include joint replacement surgery, for severely damaged joints, immunosuppressants for immune system dysfunction, antibiotics when an infection is the cause, and discontinuing medication when an allergic reaction is the cause.
Conservative chiropractic care has also shown to be beneficial in the relief of symptoms.
When treating the primary cause, pain management may still play a role in treatment.
The extent of its role varies depending on the specific cause of the ''arthralgia''.
Pain management may include stretching exercises, over the counter pain medications, prescription pain medication, or other treatments deemed appropriate for the symptoms.
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