What Kind of Doctor Treats Arthritis?

What Kind of Doctor Treats Arthritis Reno NVAre you concerned that you may have arthritis? If so, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible, since failing to treat arthritis could lead to permanent joint damage. But, where should you turn for treatment? Primary care practitioners often treat arthritis — and that could be a great starting point for your care — but many people also benefit from meeting with a specialist. The arthritis doctor that’s right for you will depend on various factors, including the type of arthritis you have.


The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, a degenerative condition that causes the cartilage in joints to break down over time, forcing the ends of the bones to rub against one another. If you have this type of arthritis, you could benefit from seeing an orthopedist, which is a doctor that specializes in conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system (the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and nerves).


Another common type of arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the lining of the body’s joints. One of the major differences between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis is that rheumatoid arthritis causes swelling in the joints. If you think that you might have rheumatoid arthritis, you may want to visit a rheumatologist, since this type of doctor specializes in musculoskeletal diseases and systemic autoimmune conditions. Note, however, that unlike orthopedists, rheumatologists generally don’t perform surgery.

Arthritis Doctors in Reno, NV

If you’re in need of treatment in Reno, Nevada, or the surrounding area, turn to the trusted arthritis doctors at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic. The skilled orthopedists on our team have experience treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including arthritis, and they can help put you on the path toward relief. Contact us today or make an appointment using our online scheduling tool.

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10539 Professional Circle, Suite 201
Reno, NV 89521

(775) 392-3680

973 Mica Drive, Suite 201
Carson City, NV 89705

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2874 N. Carson Street, Suite 105
Carson City, NV 89703

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1749 North Stewart Street, Suite 50
Carson City, NV 89706


2874 N. Carson St. Suite 210
Carson City, NV 89703

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1520 Virginia Ranch Rd, Suite 101B
Gardnerville, NV 89410

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105 C Street
Hawthorne, NV 89415

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306 Surprise Street
Yerington, NV 89447

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2170 B South Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, we take the time to get to know each patient so that we can develop a customized treatment plan that’s tailored to his or her specific needs, lifestyle, and goals.

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