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Arthritis

Ease Your Pain

At MetroWest Medical Center, we understand how arthritis can impact your life. That’s why our orthopedic doctors, nurses, surgeons, and therapists offer a full-spectrum of complete arthritis care to help get you back to doing the things you love. From physical or occupational therapy to medication to surgery, our doctors work with you to develop the right treatment plan for your needs.

What Is Arthritis?

Are you concerned you may be suffering from arthritis? You’re not alone. Arthritis, an inflammation of one or more of your joints, affects 1 in every 5 adults and is the leading cause of disability in the United States. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness that usually worsen with age.

The most common signs and symptoms of arthritis include:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Decreased range of motion

Talk to your doctor to learn more if you are experiencing these symptoms.

Helping you Manage Arthritis

When it comes to the treatment of arthritis, our focus is on helping you control pain, minimize joint damage and improve or maintain your quality of life. Diagnosing arthritis and other rheumatic diseases can sometimes be difficult, as many symptoms are similar among the different diseases. To make an accurate diagnosis, your doctor will review your medical history, perform a complete physical exam, and possibly order laboratory tests, X-rays and other imaging tests.

Treatment options may include medication, surgery, occupational or physical therapy, splints or assistive joint aids, weight loss and lifestyle changes. No matter what your need is, at MetroWest, you can rest assured that your doctor will work with you to find the most appropriate treatment options for your particular arthritis.

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