Arthritis is a well-known condition that can cause painful stiffness and inflammation in the joints. This is one of the most common conditions in the U.S, it affects about 1 out of every 5 adults or approximately 50 million people. It is most commonly diagnosed in adults over 65, but can affect men and women of all ages and ethnic groups.
Two of the most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear to joints causing deterioration to cartilage, leading to painful bone grinding. In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s immune system attacks the lining of the joint capsule. This leads to painful inflammation and swelling and, over time, can lead to deterioration of the cartilage and bone within the joint.
While there are many types of medications available, many of those medications come with additional and unwanted side effects. At Rahimi Rehab + Pain Center, we specialize in treating arthritis through therapy and other non-surgical approaches. In many cases weight loss, regular exercise, and hot and cold treatment can reduce stress on your joints, leading to less pain and improved mobility.