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Arthritis

Beverly Hills Migraine and Pain Management Institute -  - Chronic Pain Physician and Headache Specialist

Beverly Hills Migraine and Pain Management Institute

Chronic Pain Physician and Headache Specialist located in Beverly Hills, CA & Northridge, CA

If you’re one of the 54 million people in the United States with arthritis, you may experience debilitating pain and significant difficulty performing even everyday activities. At Beverly Hills Migraine and Pain Management Institute, Benjamin Taimoorazy, MD, can relieve your arthritis pain and restore mobility and joint function. Arthritis doesn’t have to prevent you from enjoying a full life. For personalized management of arthritis pain, call the office in Beverly Hills or Encino, California, today, or schedule an evaluation online.

Arthritis

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a condition in which inflammation and structural deterioration cause pain in your joints. Arthritis pain ranges from mild to severe. Moderate to severe cases of arthritis can make performing even basic activities difficult or impossible, hindering your daily quality of life.

There are more than 100 types of arthritis, with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis the most common.

What causes arthritis?

The cause of your joint pain depends on the type of arthritis:

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis arises due to wear-and-tear on your joints as you age, after an injury, or as a result of overuse or musculoskeletal imbalance. Mechanical wear-and-tear erodes cartilage and the tissues that cushion your joints, eventually allowing bone to hit bone as the joint moves.

Osteoarthritis most often affects the neck, back, hip, knee, and ankle.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is the result of an autoimmune disorder that causes your immune system to attack the lining of the joint capsule, known as the synovium. This leads to swelling and inflammation, which can leave your joints looking enlarged. Severe cases result in a deformed appearance.

Rheumatoid arthritis most often affects the small joints of the fingers, hands, and feet, but it also affects the wrists, elbows, knees, and ankles. 

Additional risk factors of arthritis include:

  • Age
  • Past joint injuries
  • Obesity
  • Genetics
  • Environmental factors

Women are also more likely to develop arthritis than men.

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

Many types of arthritis also cause symptoms such as:

  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Knee pain
  • Joint stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Decreased range of motion

You may experience additional symptoms depending on the type of arthritis you have. 

How is arthritis pain treated?

Dr. Taimoorazy at Beverly Hills Migraine and Pain Management Institute addresses arthritis pain with cutting-edge, evidence-based treatment plans tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. 

Depending on the type and severity of your arthritis and other individual factors, your personalized pain management plan may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Chiropractic care
  • Physical therapy
  • Joint injections
  • Regenerative medicine

The team works with you to determine the best treatment for your arthritis pain.

Don’t let pain keep you from the activities you enjoy. To relieve your pain and restore your quality of life, call Beverly Hills Migraine and Pain Management Institute today, or request an appointment online.