Arthritis at NJ Spine and Wellness
Arthritis encompasses a range of conditions that indicate joint pain, stiffness, and inflammation. With more than 300 joints and over 100 types of arthritis, people of any age may develop this condition.
Common Types of Arthritis
There are numerous kinds of arthritis, each with its unique cause. The most common types of arthritis include:
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Also called wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that affects the cartilage that cushions your joints, most frequently occurring in your hands, knees, hips, and spine.
Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that develops in people with psoriasis, a chronic skin condition that triggers your skin cells to multiply rapidly, leading to red, scaly patches on the skin.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory, autoimmune disease in which your body’s immune system attacks and destroys tissues in your joint. Over time, this joint inflammation can lead to bone erosion and joint deformity.
Symptoms of Arthritis
Your arthritis symptoms will vary depending on the underlying cause and severity of your joint damage. Common symptoms include:
- Pain and tenderness
- Joint stiffness
- Grinding or clicking sensation when moving
- Loss of flexibility
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it may be time to seek treatment at NJ Spine and Wellness. Getting early treatment for your arthritis may prevent health complications in the future.
Treatments for Arthritis
When seeking treatment for arthritis at NJ Spine and Wellness, we will first conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the best treatment options. Your treatment plan may include the following:
- Steroid injections
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Chiropractic care
- Natural biologics
- Pain Management