Our expert arthritis and rheumatology specialists work with patients to evaluate their condition and develop a customized treatment plan using the most advanced approaches to relieve your pain and restore your quality of life.
Patients suffering from arthritis may have inflammation of a joint, usually accompanied by pain, swelling, and stiffness, and can result from infection, trauma, degenerative changes, metabolic disturbances or other causes. It can occur in various forms, such as bacterial arthritis, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
Our rheumatologists also study and treat rheumatic diseases, disorders affecting the muscles, tendons, ligaments or joints.
Treatments for arthritis and rheumatic diseases may include:
- Rest and relaxation
- Dietary changes
- Weight reduction
- Water therapy
- Mobilization therapy
- Heat and cold therapies
- Pain relievers and other medications
- Joint care instruction
- Information about special devices that help open jars, close zippers, hold pencils and assist in other everyday tasks
- Splints or braces
- Surgery to restore function or relieve pain