Arthritis

Pansuriya Clinical Corporation

Internal Medicine & MedSpa located in Hampstead, MD & Westminister, MD

If you’re one of the 54 million people in the United States with chronic pain from arthritis, you can find help at Pansuriya Clinical Corporation. The board-certified doctors offer comprehensive arthritis care at their offices in Westminster and Hampstead, Maryland, including on-site diagnostic testing and customized treatment plans. Whether you need a combination of medications and physical therapy or referral for surgery, you can rely on the expertise of the caring medical team. Call Pansuriya Clinical Corporation today or use the online booking feature to request an appointment.

Arthritis Q & A

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a progressive condition that affects your joint health. While there are over 100 different types of arthritis, the two most common can affect your quality of life, causing chronic pain and disability.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that affects the protective cartilage surrounding the ends of your joint bones. Over time, this cartilage breaks down and allows the bones to rub together. This creates friction and inflammation that irritates nearby nerves causing persistent pain and a limited range of motion in the affected joint.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune-related disease that triggers your body to mistakenly attack the healthy lining of your joints. These attacks result in chronic inflammation that can damage your joints and cause persistent pain. Inflammation also makes it increasingly difficult to move your joints and can ultimately lead to disability.

As you get older, you may be at increased risk for developing arthritis in any joint in your body, especially your hips, knees, and shoulders.

How is arthritis diagnosed?

To better understand the source of your pain and other symptoms, the Pansuriya Clinical Corporation team reviews your medical history and physically examines the affected joint. They test the flexibility of your joint and check for signs of redness and swelling.

You may need imaging tests, like X-rays or an MRI, to confirm arthritis and rule out other underlying health issues. Your Pansuriya Clinical Corporation provider may also request blood work to check for infection.

How is arthritis treated?

Early treatment for arthritis is most effective at preventing the progression of your disease and controlling your pain. The Pansuriya Clinical Corporation offers on-site treatment services tailored to your needs and your specific type of arthritis.

Initially, over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatories can keep you comfortable and active. If they don’t work well, your Pansuriya Clinical Corporation provider can prescribe stronger medications.

In addition to medications, your doctor may recommend physical therapy to strengthen your muscles and increase your joint’s range of motion.

If arthritis is in an advanced stage, you may be a good candidate for surgery to remove or replace damaged areas of the joint. Your Pansuriya Clinical Corporation provider can refer you to a specialist for surgical treatment.

Don’t let arthritis slow you down. Find the solutions you need for managing arthritis pain by calling Pansuriya Clinical Corporation today or request an appointment online.