Arthritis is common and is characterized as the painful swelling and stiffness of your joints. The term “arthritis” encompasses numerous joint diseases and conditions that cause joint pain. At Pain Rehabilitation Associates, our providers will work closely with you to treat your arthritis according to the nature of your arthritis and joint pain.
Arthritis, or joint inflammation, can manifest in a few different ways.
Degenerative arthritis occurs when the cartilage between your bones breaks down and causes pain, swelling, and stiffness from the bones rubbing together.
Inflammatory arthritis occurs when the body’s immune system attacks joints and causes inflammation, leading to joint degradation. Inflammation is a natural autoimmune response, and because of this, inflammatory arthritis requires aggressive treatment to ensure as little joint damage as possible.
Arthritis can also be caused by infection. That is, a bacteria or fungus may infect the joint and cause inflammation. Finally, high levels of uric acid in the body can lead to gout when the uric acid builds up in the joints and causes sudden and extreme pain.
Common Symptoms of Arthritis:
- Decreased range of motion
- Chronic pain
At Pain Rehabilitation Associates, we will perform an initial evaluation to work with you to understand the nature of your arthritis, your joint inflammation. Once we determine what type of arthritis you have, we will develop a comprehensive personalized treatment plan aimed at helping you decrease pain and inflammation, protect your joints from further injury, and minimize the impact of your arthritis pain on your daily life. We understand how important it is to feel good about what you’re doing, and it is our goal to manage your pain so you can focus on living your best life.
Our providers at Pain Rehabilitation Associates will work with you to manage your chronic pain from arthritis. If you are suffering from arthritis and need help managing your pain, call our office today at 888-YBN-PAIN to schedule your appointment.