Arthritis

Arthritis Specialist
Having arthritis pain and stiffness can interfere with your ability to do everyday tasks and enjoy your favorite activities. Although surgery is a treatment option for chronic pain, it comes with some significant risks. At Enhanced Medical Centers in Tempe, Arizona, the medical team offers noninvasive treatment options for patients who deal with chronic discomfort from arthritis. These treatments can help improve your quality of life.

Arthritis Q & A

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What are the symptoms of arthritis?

When you have arthritis, you might have any of the following symptoms. Keep in mind that these symptoms typically get more severe as you age:

  • Pain and soreness in your joints
  • Stiff joints and a loss of flexibility
  • Redness in the affected joints
  • Swollen joints

What causes arthritis?

That depends on the type of arthritis you have.

If you have osteoarthritis, which is the most common type, the cartilage on the ends of your joint bones wears away. That causes these bones to slide against each other roughly rather than smoothly, which leads to inflammation.

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, your immune system mistakenly attacks the lining in your joints, resulting in pain and stiffness.

Am I at risk of arthritis?

Anyone can get arthritis, but you might have a higher risk of it if you have at least one risk factor. These include the following:

  • Having a family history of arthritis
  • Being older, since the risk of arthritis increases as you age
  • Having joint injuries in the past
  • Being overweight, which puts more strain on your joints

How do integrative medicine specialists treat arthritis?

Integrative medicine specialists focus on helping you achieve ongoing relief from arthritis pain through lifestyle changes, massage therapy, chiropractic care, and other forms of treatment.

The integrative medicine specialists at Enhanced Medical Centers create a treatment plan for you based on the results of your evaluation.

What happens if I keep having arthritis pain?

If you continue to have arthritis pain, the integrative medical specialists at Enhanced Medical Centers might recommend an amniotic allography.

This type of treatment involves the use of healthy tissue and amniotic fluid to ease pain and slow the progression of wear and tear on your joints. It's the newest form of treatment that uses amniotic fluid from ethical sources that are considered safe.

What are the benefits of noninvasive treatment for arthritis?

Noninvasive treatments have fewer risks than surgical procedures. There’s no downtime involved afterward, and you don’t have to worry about tissue damage, excess bleeding, infections, and other complications.

The integrative medical specialists at Enhanced Medical Centers will determine if these treatments are right for your condition. If you need treatment for arthritis, please contact Enhanced Medical Centers to schedule an appointment.

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