Combat Joint and Knee Pain by Getting Arthritis Professionally Diagnosed and Treated
Arthritis is a condition that affects more than 54 million Americans. This condition causes an extensive range of symptoms including chronic pain, swelling, stiffness, fatigue, redness, and immobility.
Although arthritis initially manifests itself as tenderness in one or more joints, it causes long-term damage if left untreated. One in four U.S. adults admitted to suffering severe joint pain as their condition developed over time. In addition, over 24 million adults acknowledged that arthritis limited their mobility and hindered their regular functioning.
Arthritis is caused by damage to the cartilage—a flexible and protective connective tissue that promotes seamless joint motion. Over time, wear and tear or external injuries may break down the cartilage, preventing joints from absorbing the pressure coming from regular movement. As the cartilage withers, it causes painful grinding between the bones, resulting in moderate to severe pain and inflammation that worsens over time.
Types of Arthritis
The most common types of arthritis include:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Infectious Arthritis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
While arthritis has a varying range of symptoms depending on the patient’s subjective condition, common symptoms include:
- Moderate to severe pain
In several cases, patients may also experience warm skin, fatigue, and loss of appetite. Most people confuse these symptoms with other autoimmune diseases when performing a self-diagnosis, therefore, it is vital to seek help from a doctor or an orthopedic specialist who can provide an accurate diagnosis. Postponing diagnosis and treatment can cause arthritis to get worse–especially in adults over the age of 60.
Houston’s Physicians’ Hospital’s Innovative Treatments and Programs for Arthritis
Our expert team of orthopedic physicians and rheumatologists have years of experience in effectively diagnosing and treating arthritis. Whether you’ve been experiencing joint stiffness, a throbbing, warm sensation in your knees, or slight pain during specific movements, we offer extensive innovative treatment plans, including both non-invasive and invasive procedures.
From prescribing medication to performing surgeries for joint repair, joint replacement, and joint fusion, our team will make sure that you get a custom treatment plan addressing your specific concerns and symptoms.
By using state-of-the-art equipment, cutting-edge technology, and the latest proven procedures, we strive to help each patient recover swiftly and effectively.
Let us help you gain long-term relief from the persistent joint pain caused by arthritis. Our team of arthritis specialists and surgeons serve patients in Southeast Texas—including South Houston, Clear Lake, Webster, League City, and Galveston