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Arthritis

Arthritis

Arthritis services offered in EAST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY, AND NEWARK, NJ

Some 54 million Americans have arthritis, and that’s considered a conservative estimate. The prominent symptoms are joint pain and inflammation, and if arthritis is left untreated, it can be debilitating. In fact, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. At Nirvana Healthcare Management Services, with two offices in East Orange and five in Newark, New Jersey, the exceptional team provides innovative treatments for the management of arthritis. To get expert care for your arthritis, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Arthritis Q&A

What is arthritis?

Arthritis isn’t one disease but a general medical term used to describe inflammation in the joint. There are over 100 different types of arthritis that have varying causes and can affect any joint in your body.

No matter the type or underlying cause, arthritis worsens over time and can make everyday activities difficult and painful. Getting the right care for your arthritis from the pain management experts at Nirvana Healthcare Management Services may help prevent or delay the progression of your disease so you can live your best life.

What are the common types of arthritis?

Among the many types of arthritis, the most common include:

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, often known as wear-and-tear arthritis, is the most common type. It develops due to the wearing away of the cartilage in between your joints.

Rheumatoid arthritis

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, your immune system attacks the lining of your joints, leading to inflammation and pain. Over time, the constant attack may affect the other components of the joint and lead to deformity.

Gout

Gout is a metabolic form of arthritis that occurs when uric acid crystals settle in the joints, causing pain and inflammation. Gout can be excruciating, most often affecting the joint in the big toe.

Psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is also caused by your immune system. But instead of your joint capsule, your immune system attacks and destroys the cartilage in between your joints.

 

Chronic back pain often results from arthritis.

What are the treatments for arthritis?

Treatment for your arthritis may depend on the underlying cause of your joint inflammation. The team at Nirvana Healthcare Management Services develops personalized plans that focus not only on managing your arthritis pain, but also on your overall health.

Treatments for your arthritis may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Disease-specific medication
  • Joint injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Weight loss

The team works closely with you to develop the most effective treatment plan for the management of your arthritis to prevent further deterioration of your joint and disability.

Arthritis is a chronic condition that requires ongoing care to maintain joint health. Call Nirvana Healthcare Management Services today or book an appointment online for a holistic, well-rounded treatment plan for your arthritis.

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