In general terms, arthritis is joint pain or discomfort caused by inflammation and it can affect almost every joint in the body. The most common types of arthritis are:
Arthritis is an equal opportunity offender and can strike anyone regardless of age, race, or sex. Still, conditions exist making some people more prone to it than others, such as:
Because of the complexity of arthritis, new science is constantly coming on-line to help us better understand its origins so we can learn better how to treat it. There is no magic bullet for curing arthritis. Treatment is largely symptomatic and depends on your situation, and generally includes:
Dr. Burns works up a thorough assessment of your situation by looking at your medical and physical history, and, with the help of diagnostic imaging tools, comes up with a plan that gives you optimal results designed to improve your quality of life.
There are many things people can do to prevent arthritis from cropping up or to minimize its effects, like:
Dr. Burns is happy to provide you with a complete list of recommendations for preventing painful arthritis, especially for those who fall into higher risk categories.