Arthritis is a common condition that is caused by inflammation in your joints. There are a variety of different types of arthritis, and some cases are more severe than others.
Rheumatoid Arthritis can last for a long time and can affect the joints all over your body. The groups most frequently affected by rheumatoid arthritis are:
- Hands and fingers
Rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of the joints which causes them to swell up, throb, and ache.
Also known as degenerative joint disease, Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is the result of the gradual breakdown of the cartilage between your bones. The cartilage wears down until the bones are eventually rubbing up against each other.
The bones running up against each other can cause severe pain and swelling. Osteoarthritis usually occurs in the:
- Facet joints
This condition is commonly referred to as “the gout”. Gouty Arthritis is the result of high levels of uric acid in your bloodstream that your body cannot breakdown. The uric acid forms into crystals and gets deposited into cartilage in your tendons, joints, and surrounding tissue which results in swelling and pain. This condition is mostly found in:
- The big toe
Arthritis Treatment in Beverly Hills, CA
The type of treatment that will be most effective for arthritis will vary with each patient. At BZ Pain, we specialize in helping people suffering from arthritis in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, CA reduce their pain so that they can live more fulfilling lives.
Some treatment options include:
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
- Pain relievers/medication
- Hot and cold compress