JOINT PAIN & ARTHRITIS
Joint pain can be caused by an injury, various conditions including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sickle cell disease, or from surrounding tissues, swelling, tenderness and limited range of motion and strength, and can affect more than one joint at a time. Our goal is to decrease the inflammation and pain, and to maximize range of motion and strength to allow the individual to return to their previous level of function.
The goal of treatment for individuals with both arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis is to slow the progress of the disease and maintain overall movement and flexibility. Arthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, results in the loss of joint cartilage, the occurrence of bony spurs and the inflammation of joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disease that also results in the inflammation of joints and possible subsequent deformities.