If you have pain in your joints that keeps you from your everyday activities, you might have arthritis. Gorman Medical, PC is a primary care and pain management practice in Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, Colorado, with an expert team of medical professionals that has the expertise and experience to diagnose and treat arthritis. To learn more, call or book an appointment online today.
Arthritis is a common medical condition that affects the joints, causing pain, inflammation, stiffness, and decreased mobility. It's not a single disease but rather an umbrella term that encompasses more than 100 different types of joint disorders.
Yes, there are several types of arthritis, each with its own causes, symptoms, and treatments. Common types include:
This is the most widespread form of arthritis and often occurs due to aging, joint overuse, or joint injury. It primarily affects the cartilage in your joints.
RA is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system attacks the synovium (the lining of the membranes that surround your joints), leading to joint inflammation and damage.
This is a type of arthritis that affects some people with psoriasis, causing stiffness, swelling, and pain in the joints.
This type primarily affects the spine and can lead to severe stiffness and fusion of the spine.
Gout is characterized by the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints, causing sudden, intense pain and inflammation.
This type refers to a group of autoimmune and inflammatory conditions that can develop in children.
The Gorman Medical, PC team has the expertise to provide an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.
Unfortunately, there is no known cure for most types of arthritis. However, Gorman Medical, PC’s management strategies and treatments can effectively alleviate symptoms, slow down the progression of the disease, and improve the quality of your life.
Treatment for arthritis typically focuses on managing pain, reducing inflammation, preserving joint function, and improving overall well-being. Common treatment approaches include:
In advanced cases where joint damage is severe, surgical options like joint replacement may be considered.
Some people find relief from chiropractic care, acupuncture, dietary supplements, or herbal remedies, although the effectiveness of these treatments varies.
If you struggle with symptoms of arthritis, call the Gorman Medical, PC team today or book online any time, day or night.