If you have painful, stiff, swollen joints that limit your mobility and get in the way of enjoying life, it could be arthritis. The health care providers at Accelerated Medical in Elko, Nevada, diagnose arthritis and offer holistic, personalized treatment plans to reduce your pain and restore your quality of life. You don’t need to put up with painful joints anymore. Call Accelerated Medical or schedule a consultation online today.
Around 23% of American adults live with some form of arthritis. You might think of osteoarthritis — the degenerative type of the disease — when you think about your sore, swollen joints. However, there are around 100 different types of this disease that cause painful, swollen, and stiff joints. Arthritis can affect any joint in your body, from your jaw and spine to your knees and toes.
Osteoarthritis is by far the most prevalent form of the disease. It develops as the cartilage that cushions and lubricates your joints wears away. Without cartilage, friction builds up in your joints, causing irritation, swelling, stiffness, and pain.
Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that attacks the synovial lining of your joints, is another common type of arthritis. Gout, which develops when uric acid crystals build up in your joints, is also a form of arthritis.
You should never ignore joint pain. Make an appointment at Accelerated Medical if you have joint pain that doesn’t go away with a few days of rest. Often, when you get a correct diagnosis and start treatment early, you not only reduce your pain and get back to your regular activities quickly, but you also reduce your chances of living with long-term pain.
Accelerated Medical begins with a comprehensive exam to confirm that your joint pain is caused by arthritis and to identify the type of the disease. During the exam, your provider reviews your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle. They examine your painful joints and might ask you to walk around the office or perform some gentle stretches so they can see how your joint pain affects your mobility.
Your provider at Accelerated Medical creates a customized treatment program to reduce your pain and heal your painful joints. Depending on your needs, your arthritis management program could include.
Research shows that regenerative medicine treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cells may help reduce inflammation, support tissue repair, and provide other benefits for arthritic joints.
If you have chronic joint pain that’s getting in the way of your life, call Accelerated Medical, or make an appointment online today for expert, customized arthritis care.