The St. Clair Shores and Shelby Township, Michigan, offices of Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC are both well-equipped to accurately diagnose and treat the pain and mobility issues common with arthritis. The team of board-certified orthopedic specialists offers nonsurgical treatments and the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques to help you find long-term relief of pain and reduce your risk for disability. Learn which treatment is right for your arthritis pain by calling the office closest to you today or book an appointment online now.
Arthritis Q & A
What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a progressive disease that affects the health of your joints. There are over 100 types of arthritis that can interfere with your mobility and quality of life, but the two most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
When you have osteoarthritis, the protective cartilage that covers the ends of the bones that form your joints wears down and allows the bones to rub together. This leads to friction that causes chronic pain and limits the function and range of motion of the affected joint.
In rheumatoid arthritis, your immune system mistakenly attacks the otherwise healthy lining of your joints, resulting in persistent inflammation and pain. This autoimmune disorder can progress over time, causing limitations in your joint movements, joint deformities, and disability.
What are my risk factors for arthritis?
History of joint injuries