Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints in the body. An area where two or more bones make contact and move against each other is called joint. Joints hold bones in place and allow them to move freely within limits.
The underlying cause of arthritis varies with specific types of this kind of disorder, which makes it more challenging to understand because there are hundreds of different arthritis-related conditions and many appropriate treatments.
The most frequent warning signs of this condition include:
- Deep, aching pain
- Morning stiffness
- Reduced range of motion
- Weight loss
- Fatigue and anemia
Usually, symptoms get worse in the morning.
The cause of arthritis is not yet fully known, with more than 100 different types, where osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common.
Osteoarthritis is most prevalent in seniors over sixty years old. But people of any age can develop arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a disease that develops when the cartilage covering the joints to prevent bone damage breaks down and wears away.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition triggered by a disruption in the body’s immune system. It is an autoimmune disorder, which means that your body’s immune system attacks the tissue on your joints responsible for maintaining healthy cartilage.
Experts at Space City will help you with our innovative treatments combined with traditional medicine such as:
- Anti-inflammatory medications,
- Pain relievers
- Special creams to disrupt pain signals from your joints
Our therapy also combines:
- Radiofrequency ablation
- COOLIEF* treatments
If you experience one or a few symptoms of arthritis, schedule an appointment with Space City Pain Specialists to begin your treatment.