Rheumatoid And Osteoarthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

Actively Treated At Achieve Wellness Medical

Achieve Wellness Medical Center offers an Arthritis Treatment service to help patients manage and treat arthritis. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two common types of arthritis that affect millions of people worldwide. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that occurs when the cartilage that cushions the joints wears down over time, causing pain, stiffness, and difficulty moving the joint. It is most commonly found in the hands, knees, hips, and spine. Rheumatoid arthritis, on the other hand, is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the joints and surrounding tissue, leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling. It can also affect other organs in the body and is typically found in the hands, wrists, and feet. Both types of arthritis can be treated with a combination of Regenerative therapy, physical therapy, dietary changes, and lifestyle changes. Services are also available to restore function in your joint, so you can stay physically active.

Rheumatoid And Osteoarthritis

Ask The Team

Our team of experts at Achieve Wellness Medical in Columbia, MO can shed light on your condition and provide you with the health that you deserve. Below, you will find our most common questions; however, our team would love to speak with you personally to understand your individual needs.

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes your immune system to mistakenly attack otherwise healthy joints. The disease causes inflammation and irritation in the lining of your joints and can ultimately destroy the cartilage and bone within your joint.

Osteoarthritis is a type of wear-and-tear arthritis. This disease causes the protective cartilage of your joints to break down and wear away. Without this cartilage, your joint bones can rub together creating friction and pain. Over time, untreated osteoarthritis can lead to chronic joint dysfunction and deformities.

At Achieve Wellness Medical Center, we offer on-site orthopedic testing. Furthermore, we can assess the extent of joint damage you have because of the disease. Our office does not actively offer imaging tests or blood tests to diagnose arthritis; however, we can direct you to a separate imaging and diagnostic clinic.

The providers at Achieve Wellness Medical Center can treat rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis with similar treatments. Many people benefit from physical therapy and at-home exercises to strengthen the muscles that support the affected joint.

To reduce joint inflammation, the physicians may recommend physical therapy or regenerative treatments. Physical therapy can aid in strengthening the muscles and joints, while regenerative treatments can significantly reduce inflammation. The physicians may also discuss lifestyle and dietary changes.

To get started with treatment for arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, we implore you to contact our office. If you are a new patient, we would be honored to help you with your arthritis. We suggest you look into our New Patient Special!

New Patient Specials!

For only $49, new patients at Achieve Wellness Medical Center are provided with a consultation, exam, and a report with any findings the following business day!