Combat Joint Pain by Getting Arthritis Professionally Diagnosed and Treated
Over 54 million Americans suffer from arthritis.
Arthritis is a condition that causes an extensive range of symptoms, including chronic pain, swelling, stiffness, fatigue, redness, and immobility.
While 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 has admitted to suffering from severe joint pain as their condition developed over time. In addition, over 24 million adults have acknowledged that arthritis has limited their mobility, which hinders their regular functioning.
The condition 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 that comes from regular movement. As the cartilage breaks down, the bones grind together, 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 range of symptoms depending on the patient’s subjective condition, common symptoms include:
- Moderate to severe pain
In some cases, patients may also experience warm skin, fatigue, and loss of appetite. While people tend to confuse these symptoms with other autoimmune diseases, it’s vital that you not self-diagnose but seek help from your doctor or an orthopedic specialist, who can provide a more accurate diagnosis. Prolonging diagnosis and treatment will only 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 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 an extensive variety of innovative treatment plans that include both noninvasive and invasive procedures.
From prescribing medication to performing surgeries, including joint repair, joint replacement, and joint fusion, our team will make sure you get a custom treatment plan that addresses both your concerns and your particular symptoms and pain based on your specific condition.
By using state-of-the-art medical equipment and the latest proven procedures, we endeavor to help each patient recover swiftly and return to their regular routines.
Let us help you gain long-term relief from the persistent joint pain caused by arthritis. Our team of arthritis specialists and surgeons serves patients in Southeast Texas, including South Houston, Clear Lake, Webster, League City, Galveston, and neighboring communities.