There are over 100 forms of arthritis, which can be debilitating if not treated properly. The board-certified team of rheumatologists at the Rheumatology Center of New Jersey can help ease the pain associated with arthritis that’s hindering your quality of life. They offer state-of-the-art arthritis treatment solutions that can even slow disease progression. Call to schedule an appointment or book online today at their Princeton, Monroe, Somerville, or Flemington, New Jersey location to learn more.
Arthritis is a joint disorder that causes inflammation, joint deterioration, joint pain, and stiffness. It commonly affects your knees, fingers, hips, and feet. While over 100 forms of arthritis exist, the two main types are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that happens when your body’s immune system attacks the lining of your joints. Osteoarthritis causes deterioration of cartilage, which is the material that protects the ends of your bones and cushions joints.
Regardless of the form of arthritis you have, common symptoms include:
Anyone can develop arthritis, but you have a higher risk of doing so if you:
During your appointment at the Rheumatology Center of New Jersey, your doctor reviews your medical history, completes a physical examination, and orders tests to determine if you have arthritis and make a diagnosis.
Tests that are used to diagnose arthritis include:
The treatment you’ll receive at the Rheumatology Center of New Jersey depends on the type of arthritis you have, and the severity of your condition. You may receive:
o find out if your pain is due to arthritis, or to get relief for your arthritis symptoms and slow disease progression, call the Rheumatology Center of New Jersey to book an appointment or use the online scheduling tool.