ARTHRITIS

Millions of people suffer from arthritis & there are over 100 types of arthritis.
In fact, arthritis affects approximately 80% of people over the age of 55 in the US. It is estimated that by the year 2020, over 60 million people will suffer from this often-disabling medical condition.

Our patients have had much success in controlling the pain that arthritis causes and while it can be disabling, if treated properly, arthritis pain can be managed allowing you to enjoy your life again.
If your Arthritis pain is controlling your life, call us to regain that control.

What Are the Symptoms of Arthritis?

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis that affects any part of your body.

You will feel joint pain and progressive stiffness without noticeable swelling, chills, or fever during normal activities.

This may be your first warning of the gradual onset symptoms of osteoarthritis.

You may have been experiencing these symptoms for quite some time and the pain has reached such severity that it's disabling.

Rheumatoid Arthritis- another common form of arthritis - you will feel painful swelling, inflammation, and stiffness in the fingers, arms, legs, and wrists occurring in the same joints on both sides of your body, especially on awakening.

While these photos clearly show how severely arthritis has affected your hands, it can also affect other areas of your body causing severe, chronic pain.

Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease)- can be a result from trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age and can affect any part of your body. With Osteoarthritis, the cartilage around the joint wears out and causes the joint to rub against each other, creating inflammation and pain.
Spinal osteoarthritis can lead to lost flexibility, bone spurs (osteophytes), irritated nerves, back pain or spinal stenosis, and sciatica symptoms. If you've ever experienced sciatica symptoms, your sciatic nerve being pinched or irritated, you know this is a pain that will take a grown man to the ground.
Other arthritis forms are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and autoimmune diseases in which the body attacks itself.
In most cases, we can help control the pain of arthritis with a combination of medicine,
various therapies and overall health maintenance.

 

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