Rheumatoid Arthritis is the most common type of autoimmune arthritis that causes chronic inflammation of the joints and other areas of the body. It is triggered by a dysfunctional immune system (the body’s main defense system) and can affect the wrists, small joints of the hands, feet, and knees. Although we do not diagnose RA at our office, we can help you as a patient manage your pain from this disease in a holistic manner. We consider the physical and mental aspects of this condition and provided treatment options such as physical/occupational therapy, medications, injections, or nutritional consultations.
Osteoarthritis is a common joint disease that most often affects middle-age to elderly people. It is characterized by the breakdown of the cartilage, bony changes of the joints, deterioration of tendons and ligaments, and various degrees of inflammation of the joint lining. OA typically occurs in the hand joints, spine, hips, knee, and big toes. Our treatment goal is to reduce pain and improve function through a multi-faceted approach, including an anti-inflammatory diet, medications, joint injections (steroid or Hyaluronic Acid), and physical therapy.
Fibromyalgia is a common health problem that causes widespread pain and tenderness. The pain and tenderness can come and go and affects different parts of the body. In conjunction with your Rheumatologist, we can provide pain management for this condition through anti-inflammatory diets, medications, injections, and physical therapy.
Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome is a chronic pain condition that most commonly affects one of the limbs (arms, legs, hands or feet) usually after an injury or trauma. The condition is caused by damage to, or dysfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems. CRPS manifests in prolonged or excessive pain and mild or dramatic changes in skin color, temperature, and/or swelling in the affected area. At our office, our goal is to decrease pain level and increase functionality. There are a number of treatment options we provide, including spinal nerve blocks, steroid injections, medications, physical therapy, spinal cord stimulation, and nutritional consultation. This condition is limiting both physically and mentally and we take both into consideration while treating the patient.