Arthritis causes joint pain, swelling, and dysfunction for millions of American adults and children every day. For relief from arthritis symptoms when you want to avoid popping pills or having surgery, visit the team at Reno Regenerative Medicine. Located in Reno, Nevada, the experienced team offers conservative therapies and regenerative medicine that can help relieve pain and discomfort from arthritis. To book an appointment, call the office or request a visit online today.
Arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation and damage to your joints. It can occur in any joint in the body, including your spine and the small joints of your hands and feet. As arthritis progresses, it can break down the cartilage in your joints that provides cushioning from pressure and friction. If the cartilage wears away completely, you can experience bone-on-bone pain and discomfort.
While there are hundreds of types of arthritis, all with their own unique symptoms, some of the most common signs of arthritis include:
Some types of arthritis can also cause joint deformity, such as twisting your fingers or causing bulging at your joints.
Since there are so many types of arthritis, doctors have developed a classification system to explain the various types of arthritis and their causes. Categories of arthritis include:
Degenerative arthritis, also known as osteoarthritis, is caused by wear-and-tear to your joints. This is the most common type of arthritis and is often seen in knees and shoulders.
Inflammatory arthritis is caused by inflammation that attacks and damages your joints. Types of inflammatory arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
Infectious arthritis develops when an infection — either from a cut in your skin or as a result of surgery — spreads to your joint and attacks the tissues of the joint. Infectious arthritis requires immediate emergency medical attention.
Metabolic arthritis is the result of metabolic waste products that are deposited into your joints. The most common type is gout, which usually occurs in the big toe and produces pain, swelling, and redness at the base of your toe.
Different examinations and medical tests — including blood tests and X-rays — are used to identify the cause of your arthritis.
Treatment for arthritis depends on the cause and severity of your condition. The team may recommend one or more of the following to help you:
These approaches can help relieve pain and inflammation while improving the function and stability of your joints.
Get treatment for your arthritis symptoms at Reno Regenerative Medicine now by calling or clicking to book an appointment.