First-Rate Arthritis Treatment for Residents of Carson City, NV & Surrounding Areas
Carson City, Nevada, area residents can feel confident turning to the experts at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic for arthritis treatment. Since being founded in 1966, we’ve served tens of thousands of patients, and our team possesses the training and experience needed to skillfully treat your condition.
What Is Arthritis?
People often refer to their joint pain simply as “arthritis,” but there are actually more than 100 different kinds of arthritis and related conditions. The most common type is osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative condition that causes the cartilage on the ends of bones to gradually break down. Without the protection of cartilage, the bones begin rubbing directly against one another, causing pain and other unpleasant symptoms. Some other common types of arthritis are psoriatic arthritis (an inflammatory condition affecting some people with psoriasis) and rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune disorder that develops when the immune system attacks the lining of joints).
What Are the Symptoms of Arthritis?
Symptoms will vary depending on the type of arthritis and how far the condition has progressed. With that being said, some of the most common symptoms of arthritis include:
- Decreased range of motion
Patients with psoriatic arthritis may experience a number of additional symptoms, including conjunctivitis, foot pain, lower back pain, and nail pitting.
How Is Arthritis Treated?
Doctors often recommend that arthritis patients begin treatment using conservative techniques, which may include:
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Corticosteroid injections
- Heat/cold therapy
- Pain medication
- Periodic rest
- Physical therapy
In some severe cases, however, joint repair or replacement surgery may be required to relieve the symptoms of arthritis.
Schedule an Appointment
If you’re concerned that you may have arthritis, call Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic today to schedule an appointment at one of our many locations — we have offices in Carson City, Gardnerville, Hawthorne, Reno, South Lake Tahoe, and Yerington. We look forward to helping you restore your function, mobility, and quality of life.