More than 100 different types of joint inflammation fall under the category of arthritis. All types of arthritis can occur where two bones meet, causing arthritis pain, stiffness, soreness, and swelling.
Dignity Health Central California arthritis doctors understand that the symptoms of arthritis can interfere with daily activities. Find a Doctor to discuss treatment for arthritis symptoms in Central California. Your quality of life is important to us.
Treating Arthritis Symptoms at Dignity Health Central California
Your doctor will talk to you about your joint pain to determine the best treatment for arthritis relief. In addition to pain, you may hear clicking and crackling sounds, especially if you have a type of arthritis known as osteoarthritis. Other forms of arthritis can cause muscle aches, fever, eye pain, fatigue, and skin redness.
The risk of getting arthritis increases if you have a family history or arthritis. Your chances also increase if you are a woman, overweight, older than age 65, or do not get regular exercise.
At Dignity Health Central California, our orthopedics team delivers quality treatment for many types of arthritis, with a focus on relieving your pain and improving your overall well-being.
Easing Arthritis Pain
Your Dignity Health Central California doctor will help you understand the type of arthritis that is causing your pain. Care with humankindness is always a part of your treatment plan.
Types of arthritis include:
- Osteoarthritis causes wear and tear of the bone and cartilage that cushions the ends of bones and helps them move.
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and lupus occurs when your immune system attacks healthy tissues and causes inflammation.
- Gout, the most common type of arthritis, happens from a buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints.
Arthritis does not have a cure. Medications can ease your pain and decrease swelling. For joint health and improved movement, your doctor also may recommend physical therapy and occupational therapy.
Start enjoying life without arthritis pain. Meet with a Dignity Health Central California provider for expert care.
Dignity Health Central California’s orthopedic doctors can help ease the pain of arthritis in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.