Most Arthritis treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and improving joint function. You may need to try several different treatments, or combinations of treatments, before you determine what works best for you. Medications indicated for arthritis manage pain and inflammation. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy and exercise help many patients increase range of motion and manage discomfort. Where non-invasive measures fall short of a desired outcome, surgical repair or joint replacement may be viable treatment options. Your primary care physician can refer you to an orthopedic specialist for diagnosis, management and treatment.