What is Arthritis and How it is Caused

You can experience pain and stiffness in your joints due to a variety of risk factors such as:

  • Age
  • Family history
  • Obesity
  • Previous joint injury
  • Gender

Your joints swell and become tender, making it hard to enjoy certain activities you once did. Some common conditions that cause arthritis include:

  • Osteoarthritis (most common form of arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Joint infections

However, it’s important to visit us to determine exactly what is causing your pain. We want to help you live your best life without pain interruptions from arthritis.

Call 866-GUTHRIE (866-488-4743) today to make an appointment.

How You Treat Arthritis

We’ll first look to diagnose you by one or more methods:

  • Checking your current joint movement
  • Laboratory tests of joint fluid
  • Imaging (X-ray, MRI or ultrasound)

After your diagnosis is clear, you can choose one specific method of treatment or a combination of a few to find what works best for you. Medications and physical therapy are non-surgical options to try first. You can also try some home remedies such as heating pads or ice packs, weight loss to relieve pressure on your joints as well as regular exercise.

If it becomes clear that joint repair or joint replacement surgery is the right choice, we will review your options with you and decide on the best care plan together.  

Contact us today to schedule an appointment at 866-Guthrie (866-488-4743.)

Arthritis Care at Guthrie

We are committed to providing you with the best quality of care from the moment you arrive until your last appointment. Our team of orthopedic providers are highly skilled and are board-certified in nearly every field of orthopedic surgery so you can count on us for expert care.

Guthrie’s Rheumatologists are specially trained in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal/rheumatic diseases; these diseases affect the joints, muscles and bones.

We combine the most advanced proven therapies with a compassionate approach. 

Our hand care therapists have specialized training and advanced knowledge to restore your hand’s function after an injury 

Chiropractic care involves the manipulation of the spine, neck, or other parts of the body to achieve pain relief. Manipulation is also referred to as an adjustment and is a procedure used to alleviate pain. 

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