Arthritis is a painful and debilitating condition that requires care from an orthopedic specialist. Although its conditions are caused by various issues, all stem from a degeneration of bones, cartilage or other parts of the joints. There are dozens of arthritis conditions that can harm any joint in the body and also about 1 in 5 U.S. adults are affected by this condition. Debilitating joint pain and deterioration can develop slowly and worsen over time until you are barely able to perform routine activities. There are common symptoms, such as inflammation and swelling, stiffness in the joints after resting and burning pain from excessive pressure on the body. Prevention of further damage, managing pain relief and reversing bone or cartilage loss are the main goals of arthritis treatment with Dr. Burke Orthopedics.

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthrosis is also known as degenerative joint disease and is an excruciatingly painful condition. The cartilage in between the bones begins to degenerate, consequently, in patients who are 50 years or older. There is a lack of support within the joint, therefore causes the bones to painfully grind against each other. (Read more)

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system causes the joints to attack themselves with arthritic pain and symptoms. RA involves severe swelling, fatigue and loss of appetite while attacking the joints symmetrically. (Read more)

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