You would know if you had arthritis, right? Maybe not! A disease that is characterized by painful inflammation and stiffness in the joints may be easy to recognize, yet arthritis is commonly misunderstood. Let’s discuss of these customary arthritis myths and shed some light on pain-relieving possibilities!
60% of all diagnoses occur before the age 65. Osteoarthritis typically impacts adults over 40, but has been known to affect younger people with joint injuries. And rheumatoid arthritis has been known to affect preschool aged children. Arthritis is not just a “senior disease.”
The Arthritis Foundation’s research indicates that cracking your knuckles may injure nearby ligaments and dislocate tendons. This may cause chronic pain and joint instability; it does not lead to arthritis.
Arthritis is not just another “ache” or “pain” that does not deserve physician attention. Today, more can be done to reduce arthritis symptoms than before. Exercise, alternative therapies, and medications may provide relief for some patients. Pain management techniques have a proven track record at providing long-term relief from the pain associated with arthritis.
Rheumatologists are specialists who can help with your arthritis pain. However, the pain management physicians at Apex Pain Specialists can work with rheumatologists to mitigate arthritis joint pain. We utilize out-patient procedures such as radiofrequency ablation and intra-articular joint injections that provide long-lasting joint pain relief so patients can pursue the lifestyle you deserve. For more information on arthritis discomfort and treatment, schedule an appointment with Drs. Massrour and Reddy by calling (480)820-7246(PAIN) today!