Knee Arthritis Treatment Bayonne and Bloomfield
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease which attacks the joints. Inflammatory means that the patient presents with redness, warmth, swelling, and functional limitation in the joints leading to joint damage.
This form of arthritis usually involves many joints throughout the body at the same time and is caused by a problem with the immune system attacking your own joints, resulting in joint inflammation. When arthritis is caused by inflammation the result is often pain and stiffness after periods of rest or inactivity, particularly in the morning.
Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease. There is no cure, but treatments are available to manage symptoms. Long-term management of the disease include several factors:
Pain management for stiffness and swelling
Improving joint mobility and flexibility
Maintaining a healthy weight
Dr. Augustin will discuss Joint surgery, including joint replacement, when these non-surgical methods have failed to provide lasting benefits.