Arthritis services offered in East Valley, Chandler, AZ

More than 58 million American adults have arthritis, and almost half experience activity limitations due to the disease. At Apex Pain Specialists, board-certified pain management specialists Naveen Reddy, MD, and Maziar Massrour, MD, offer innovative arthritis solutions like viscosupplementation and other interventional pain management treatments in their Chandler, Arizona, office. Call the office or click the online scheduling link to make your appointment today. 

Arthritis Q & A

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a joint disease that causes stiffness and pain, often limiting your activities. Nearly a quarter of all Americans have some type of arthritis today. While arthritis can affect any joint, it often strikes the back, hips, and knees. 

There are well over 100 types of arthritis, all of which can cause pain in nearly any joint. Apex Pain Specialists treats all types of arthritis that cause pain. Some of the arthritis types they commonly treat, and the joints they most often affect, are: 

  • Osteoarthritis: facet joints in the spine, knees, hips
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: hips, knees, hands, wrists, feet, elbows, ankles, and spine
  • Gout: big toes, feet, and knees
  • Ankylosing spondylitis: sacroiliac (SI) joints and hips
  • Reactive arthritis: knees, ankles, and feet
  • Psoriatic arthritis: spine, fingers, and toes
  • Juvenile spondyloarthropathy: pelvis, hips, ankles, and knees
  • Enteropathic arthritis: sacroiliac joints
  • Infectious arthritis: facet joints in the spine

Arthritis causes range from ordinary wear-and-tear to autoimmune issues, injuries, and infections. By far, the most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which usually occurs due to joint wear-and-tear as you age. 

What symptoms does arthritis cause?

Arthritis symptoms often include:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Creaking joints
  • Joint swelling
  • Reduced range of motion

Some types of arthritis can cause joint deformities as well. 

Other conditions, including fibromyalgia and polymyalgia rheumatica, can cause symptoms similar to arthritis in the spine, neck, shoulders, hips, and other areas of the body. 

How is arthritis treated?

Arthritis treatment depends on the kind of arthritis and your individual needs and goals. Apex Pain Specialists offers innovative nonsurgical treatment options that help you minimize pain medicine and enhance your quality of life, including:

  • Steroid injections to decrease joint inflammation
  • Precision medicine injections to stimulate joint repair using biological substances
  • Viscosupplementation therapy to improve lubrication (in knee joints) 
  • Radiofrequency ablation to deactivate nerves around arthritic facet joints

Along with outpatient pain management treatments, Apex Pain Specialists also recommend physical therapy and a regular low-impact exercise routine to help minimize arthritis symptoms and enjoy the activities that matter most to you. 

With this unique multidisciplinary approach, you can manage your arthritis symptoms effectively and avoid more drastic procedures like joint replacement surgery. 

Call Apex Pain Specialists or click on the provided online appointment maker to learn more about the proven pain management treatments available today.