When your bones become stiff or “locked” it can be a painful experience. If this has happened or continuously happens to you and you are in pain, then you should contact Pegasus pain management, because you may have arthritis.
In its simplest form, arthritis can be described as joint pain or inflammation that occurs more frequently in those who are 65 years of age and older, and often worsens with age. However, people of all ages can have arthritis, with more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children under the age of 18 affected by this disease in United States alone. Arthritis affects all races and genders, although it is more common among women than men. There is no cure for arthritis, and it can last years or even a lifetime, but there are some treatments that can improve quality of life.
The first step to treating arthritis is to see a doctor, often your primary care physician, to receive a proper diagnosis. Additional visits with a specialist may be required to discuss treatments, which may include changing your diet (such as switching to a low-carb diet), reducing swelling and dull pain with an ice pack, or using a heating pad to drain an infection in the skin. There are also therapies, such as hydrotherapy or acupuncture therapy.
However, some have severe pain with arthritis that doesn’t improve with these treatments. After consulting with your doctor, you may be prescribed certain medications such as immunosuppressive drugs, narcotics or steroids, or you may require surgery such as joint replacement. Pegasus Pain Management offers a variety of arthritis pain treatments to deal with the pain you are experiencing.
If you have pain from arthritis, contact Pegasus pain management, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area immediately, to see what kind of pain treatment is best for you. To contact Pegasus pain management call (214) 702-5855
• Joint stiffness
• Sharp joint pain
• Swelling near a joint
• Reduced range of motion (becomes harder to freely move around)
• Redness of skin near a joint
• Joint tenderness
There are over 100 different types of Arthritis. Some of these include:
Potential causes may vary, depending on the kind of arthritis you have, such as:
Additional causes, such as smoking and physically demanding occupations, can increase the risk in those with a genetic disposition to arthritis.
There are more than 100 different kinds of arthritis that affect joints, such as: Degenerative Arthritis, Inflammatory Arthritis, Infectious Arthritis, and Metabolic Arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of Arthritis. It is caused by overuse of the joints. Whether it’s a sporty activity, work-relate activity, or even obesity, any activity or weight that cases strain and extra use of the joints can cause Osteoarthritis.
Psoriatic Arthritis is marked by not only inflammation under the skin, but also causes scaly red and white patches on the skin.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is caused by an auto-immune disorder. The body attacks it’s self which causes inflammation. This inflammation can form rheumatoid nodules over the joint.