Arthritis Relief Orange County & Irvine, CA
Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that causes pain and limited functionality. There are over 100 different types of rheumatic diseases that are considered arthritis, with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis being the most common. This painful condition affects men and women of all ages, including children. It is the most common form of chronic illness in the country, affecting 1 in 5 adults.
- Arthritis pain can affect any joint in the body. Some of the areas most commonly affected include:
- Back and neck
- Hands and wrists
- Ankle and foot
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of this disease, and is caused by wear and tear on cartilage. Rheumatoid arthritis, another highly common form, is inflammation caused by an overactive immune system, essentially causing the body to attack itself. There are over 100 types of arthritis, and the number is growing as more research is done. Diagnosing the exact type helps determine the cause and treatment plan for your arthritis pain.
While arthritis cannot be fully cured, there are many techniques for successful pain relief. These can range from medications to physical therapy. Surgical treatments are also available. The type and severity of your case will help Dr. Alexander determine the best course of treatment for your case.
Some of the treatment methods available include:
- Physical therapy
- Sports therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Pain medications
- Minimally invasive treatment
- Cartilage replacement
- Endoscopic surgery
- Surgical procedures
- Joint replacement (partial or total)
- Joint fusion
Are You Suffering from Neck, Back or Spine Pain?
Stop living in pain and get back to living an active life! To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gerald Alexander and to find out the right spine treatment for your condition, please call (714) 937-4859 or Request Appointment here.