Dr. Robert L. Burke Orthopedics: Arthritis - Pearland, Texas

What is Arthritis?

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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Causes of Arthritis

Arthritis may be caused by the following:
  • Family history
  • Injury
  • Infection of the bones
  • Abnormal metabolism
  • Dysfunction immune system

Symptoms of Arthritis

Patients suffering from the following symptoms may suffer from arthritis:
  • Pain in the joints
  • Joint stiffness
  • Swelling of the joints
  • Joint redness
  • Limited range of motion

Benefits of Arthritis Treatment with Dr. Burke Orthopedics

Arthritis treatment with Dr. Burke Orthopedics offers patients the following benefits:
  • Increased range of motion
  • Surgical and non-surgical treatment options
  • Treatment from a Board-Certified Orthopedist
  • Reduced pain
  • Increased function of the joints

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)


Osteoarthritis 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)

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