Arthritis is a common pain condition that affects about 20% of people in New Jersey.

Though you may be able to manage your arthritis symptoms with at-home care if your pain worsens or affects your ability to carry out your usual activities, the team at NJ Spine and Wellness can help. The multidisciplinary practice specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and offers many innovative treatments and therapies to help you get better faster. To schedule a consultation, contact the office in Matawan, East Brunswick, Freehold, or Old Bridge, New Jersey, by phone or book online today.

Arthritis Q & A

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a general medical term that indicates joint pain, stiffness, or inflammation. Your joints are the parts of your body where two or more bones meet and help keep your body mobile and flexible.

Though you may be able to get relief from your arthritis symptoms with at-home care, the joint swelling and inflammation may lead to joint damage that affects normal health and function.

NJ Spine and Wellness is a multidisciplinary practice that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis. They offer many innovative therapies to reduce inflammation and swelling, alleviate pain, and prevent further joint damage.

What are the Common Types of Arthritis?

Many conditions and diseases may cause arthritis. The various types of arthritis include:

  • Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Also called wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that affects the cartilage that cushions your joints. This type of arthritis often affects the joints in your hands, knees, hips, and spine.
  • Psoriatic Arthritis: Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that develops in people with psoriasis, a chronic skin condition that triggers your skin cells to grow rapidly.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which your body’s immune system attacks and destroys components in your joints.

What are the Symptoms of Arthritis?

Your arthritis symptoms may vary depending on the underlying cause and the severity of the joint damage. Common symptoms include:

  • Pain and tenderness
  • Joint stiffness
  • Abnormal sensations (joint grinding or clicking)
  • Loss of flexibility

If you have any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms are mild, the team at NJ Spine and Wellness can help. Getting early treatment for your arthritis may prevent health complications in the future.

What Treatments Can Help My Arthritis?

When you see the experienced team at NJ Spine and Wellness for an arthritis consultation, they conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the best treatment options.

Your arthritis treatment plan may depend on the type of arthritis you have, the severity of your symptoms, and your overall health and wellness. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Steroid injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Acupuncture
  • Regenerative medicine

The state-of-the-art practice also offers innovative therapies to support healing and reduce inflammation and pain, including LiteCure® lasers, Game Ready®, and AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill.

To schedule your arthritis consultation, call NJ Spine and Wellness or book an appointment online today.

NJ Spine and Wellness

Orthopedic, Pain Management & Sports Medicine Multi-Specialty Group located in East Brunswick, Freehold, Matawan & Old Bridge, NJ