We Treat and Manage Arthritis

Our arthritis care plan can help you minimize pain and symptoms so you can live your life to the fullest.

What is Arthritis

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis means "joint inflammation," but the term actually represents over 200 different disorders affecting joints, the tissues surrounding the joint, and other connective tissue. It's a rheumatic disorder.

Types of Arthritis

Types of Arthritis

Types of Arthritis include but are not limited to:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Gout
  • Enteropathic Arthritis
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Psoriatic arthritis
Symptoms of Arthritis

Symptoms of Arthritis

The symptoms you encounter will differ based on the type of arthritis. This is why it is critical to get an accurate diagnosis if you have:

  • Pain, soreness, and stiffness in the joints
  • Inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues
  • Joint mobility is limited.
  • The afflicted joint has heated, red skin.
  • Muscle withering and weakness
Diagnosis of Arthritis

Diagnosis of Arthritis

During the physical exam, we will look for edema, redness, and warmth in your joints. We will also check how well your joints move. We may recommend imaging tests for further inspection which include:

  • X-rays
  • Computerized tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound
Treatment of Arthritis

Treatment of Arthritis

Arthritis doesn’t have a cure, but the right treatment can relieve symptoms and improve joint functions. Treatment for arthritis includes:

Medication

Depending on the kind of arthritis, different drugs are used in treating Arthritis. Among the most often used arthritis drugs are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), counter irritants, steroids, and Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs)

Other Remedies

In many circumstances, the following methods can help to alleviate arthritic symptoms:

  • Weight loss
  • Exercise
  • Heat and cold
  • Assistive Devices

Surgery

If conservative methods are ineffective, our team may refer you to a specialist and recommend surgery, such as:

  • Repair of joint surfaces
  • Replacement of a joint
  • Fusion of the joints

Physical Therapies

Physical therapy may be advised in the following forms:

  • Warm water therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy

These are some of the ways through which you can minimize and manage your arthritis pain, even though it might not get cured completely.

Our team of professional physiotherapists and caregivers are committed to providing the best possible primary care to you in any circumstance. So, if you have arthritis or any other knee problem, call us on 770-251-5540 or email us at info@newnanfamilymedicine.com to request an appointment today.

FAQs on Arthritis

Arthritis is a broad term that refers to disorders that affect the joints or the tissues around the joints. There are about 200 different forms of arthritis.

The most common form of arthritis in the United States is osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Most varieties of arthritis are characterised by pain and stiffness in and around one or more joints.

There aren’t any such known causes for most forms of arthritis, but gout is caused by too much uric acid in the body, and sometimes specific infections can also cause arthritis.

If you have an inflammatory disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, you may be more susceptible to flu complications than normal individuals.

An estimated 58.5 million US adults have arthritis. Experts predict that figure will rise as our country's population ages.

Yes, children can get arthritis. The most common type of arthritis in children is juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), also known as childhood arthritis or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

You can lower your chance of developing some forms of arthritis by modifying the risk factors that you have control over. Overweight and obesity, joint problems, and smoking are all risk factors that you can reduce.

Doctors often use the patient's medical history, physical examination, X-rays, and blood testing to diagnose arthritis.

Arthritis cannot be cured, but its effects can be reduced through medications, therapy, or surgeries.