Arthritis is painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. It is estimated that approximately 50 million Americans suffer from arthritis. There are more than 100 different forms of the disease with the two main types being osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. With so many types of arthritis it's important to have your doctor accurately diagnosis your condition and to seek treatment. If left untreated, arthritis may cause complications to the body’s organs, as well as deformity of the hands and feet.
Common types of arthritis:
Signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis may include:
Risk factors for arthritis include:
Reduce the onset of arthritis by:
MemorialCare's team of orthopedic specialists focus on the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system: bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Our specialist are recognized locally in Southern California and nationally for their expertise in orthopedics and sports medicine.
MemorialCare is proud to offer a continuum of rehabilitation services utilizing the latest in rehabilitation equipment. Whether it's physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy our goal is to maximize patients' independence and quality of life.
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