Arthritis is inflammation of any of your joints and can affect your hands, knees, elbows, and shoulders. There are over 100 different types of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, and gout. Dignity Health North State offers comprehensive orthopedic care to diagnose, treat, and heal commons forms of arthritis in Northern California. Find a Doctor today to begin an individualized plan of care.
Our renowned orthopedic programs can help you maximize your movement and live pain free. At Dignity Health North State, you’ll have a team of dedicated of specialists whose primary goal is to help you overcome the symptoms of arthritis and other joint conditions.
Symptoms of Arthritis
Inflammation is at the root of arthritis, so it’s common to experience joint swelling, stiffness, soreness, and pain. Some forms of arthritis have distinctive symptoms. With osteoarthritis, you may hear clicking or cracking sounds during movement. Other types of arthritis cause fever, muscle aches, eye pain, and fatigue.
Always talk to your doctor at the first sign of arthritis. Your doctor at Dignity Health North State can start early treatment to prevent loss of mobility.
Care for Joint Pain from Arthritis at Dignity Health North State
Effective care for arthritis begins with a thorough evaluation. During your appointment, your doctor will perform a head-to-toe physical exam and may recommend X-rays, blood tests, joint fluid analysis, and arthroscopy to diagnose your exact type of arthritis. Testing results will help your doctor create a personalized plan of care that effectively treats your arthritis.
Although there is no cure for arthritis, our supportive arthritis care at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital and Mercy Medical Center in Mount Shasta and Redding can reduce joint inflammation and ease pain. Along with anti-inflammatory medicine, your Dignity Health North State doctor can oversee a physical or occupational therapy program to help maintain the natural flexibility of your joints.
When you need reliable care for arthritis, trust the expert bone specialists at Dignity Health North State.
Dignity Health North State offers expert orthopedic care for arthritis in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA.