HAVE ARTHRITIS / OSTEOARTHRITIS PAIN?

Champey Pain & Spine of New Jersey may be able to help.

The term "arthritis" is used to describe a wide variety of rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints and cause recurring pain. Rheumatic conditions are known to cause pain, aching, stiffness and swelling in and around one or more joints. Symptoms can develop gradually over time or can occur suddenly. Arthritis is very common. Approximately 350 million people worldwide have arthritis. Nearly 40 million people in the US are affected by arthritis, and more than 21 million Americans have osteoarthritis.

WHAT IS ARTHRITIS / OSTEOARTHRITIS?

The signs and symptoms of arthritis can come and go over time. You may first notice joint pain, swelling, and stiffness, or other ailments like swelling or a rash. There are more than 100 unique conditions classified as arthritis, each with different symptoms, so you should consult a doctor if you think you might be suffering from arthritis. Usually, the first sign of arthritis is pain, also called arthralgia. You may feel an ache, burning or tingling sensation. Often, pain starts after you've used the joint a lot, for example, if you've been exercising or doing any repetitive activity like walking.

Wondering if you might be suffering from arthritis / osteoarthritis? Take our 30 second online Pain Assessment Tool to find out. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss your pain.

WHO CAN GET ARTHRITIS / OSTEOARTHRITIS?

Once you've been diagnosed with arthritis, it is best to research all treatment options available to you to find a treatment plan that is best suited for your pain management. There are many medications used to ease arthritic symptoms and prevent the disease from getting worse, but some of the most widely used forms of treatment are anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids. Anti-inflammatory drugs relieve pain and inflammation by blocking hormone-like substances called prostaglandins. Corticosteroids reduce inflammation by acting like your natural hormone cortisol. Both treatment options are minimally invasive and can deliver pain relief both short-term and long-term.

If you suspect you have arthritis / osteoarthritis, take our short Treatment Assessment Tool to tell us a little about what, if anything, you've tried to treat your pain. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss possible treatment options.

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