Arthritis

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What is it?

Arthritis

Arthritis is a progressive condition that affects your joints. There are different types of arthritis, most common are from wear and tear (osteoarthritis) or from autoimmune disorders (rheumatoid, psoriatic, lupus) that attack your joints. At Interventional Pain Doctors, we can help determine the cause of your arthritis and lay out a personalized treatment plan to get you feeling better. With early treatment most people can avoid the devastating impact of untreated joint damage. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

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What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and causes joint pain and inflammation. It develops due to the wearing away of the protective cartilage between your joints. While osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body, it’s most likely to develop in your shoulders, knees, hips, hands, and spine. It’s a degenerative condition that tends to worsen over time, but the team at Interventional Pain Doctors offers non-surgical, innovative treatments that may reduce your symptoms and slow down the progression of your disease.

What are the symptoms?

Your osteoarthritis symptoms tend to develop slowly unless there is a traumatic injury. Over time, symptoms progress and become more limiting. Most common are joint pain and limited range of motion.

Treatment

The Interventional Pain Doctors offer many treatment options to help improve your osteoarthritis pain and limit the progression of the disease. Your treatment plan may depend on the joint affected by the disease, as well as your symptoms and overall health. Initially, the team will take a conservative approach to the management of osteoarthritis including anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, and weight loss. If conservative measures are ineffective, Interventional Pain Doctors offer platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell treatments. Each of these treatments use your own body’s regenerative capabilities to slow the progression of osteoarthritis, reduce your pain, and improve your joint function.

What is autoimmune arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus are less common forms of arthritis and result from an autoimmune disorder whereby the body attacks itself.

What are the symptoms?

The specific symptoms vary between types of autoimmune arthritis but some general symptoms include: pain in multiple joints around the body, joint swelling, stiffness, weakness, constant fatigue, anemia and fever are common symptoms.

How is autoimmune arthritis diagnosed and treated?

There are blood tests that can be used to check for inflammation and genetic markers of these types of arthritis. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential in providing the best chance for avoiding long term complications and joint damage. Our team at Interventional Pain Doctors can diagnose your condition and tailor an individualized treatment plan to help you live a healthier, happier life.

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