Arthritis is a common, painful disease that affects an estimated 350 million people worldwide. There are many different types of arthritis, but the condition is most often characterized by the presence of severe inflammation in the joints. Here at Bharmal Internal Medicine, we have been working with patients for many years and have seen what a huge impact arthritis can have on an individual’s overall quality of life. Dr. Hujefa Vora and his staff of dedicated medical professionals strive to help as many people as possible to manage the symptoms of arthritis without further hindering their lifestyle.

At Bharmal Internal Medicine, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest level of service, care, and attention. We strive to create a friendly, welcoming atmosphere where you will feel at home every time you come in for a visit. Your health and wellness is important to us, which is why Dr. Vora believes in taking the time to get to know you and build a partnership that will benefit your health long-term.

Understanding the Different Types of Arthritis

Arthritic symptoms often come and go and can range from mild, moderate, or severe. Some people experience the same symptoms for years, whereas others notice a quick progression that worsens with time. Arthritis can result in permanent joint damage, which is why it is of the utmost importance you schedule an appointment with Dr. Vora at the first sign of discomfort.

There are several different types of arthritis you should be aware of, including:

  • Degenerative Arthritis -The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is characterized by the cartilage at the end of the bones wearing away over time. With this type of arthritis, the joints can lose strength and the pain can become chronic.
  • Inflammatory Arthritis - Rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis are the most common types of inflammatory arthritis. It is believed inflammatory arthritis is caused by a combination of genetics and environmental factors that can result in autoimmunity. Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment is imperative for individuals diagnosed with this form of arthritis, which is why we encourage you to give us a call today.
  • Infectious Arthritis - Although less common, infectious arthritis can be quite serious if left untreated. Caused by a bacteria, virus, or fungus that enters the joint and leads to inflammation, infectious arthritis can be treated with antibiotics as soon as possible.

Don’t be stopped by illness or discomfort - give Bharmal Internal Medicine a call today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Vora. We are dedicated to your overall health and wellness and will make you and your family a top priority. Whether you find yourself sick in the hospital or have been diagnosed with a condition like arthritis, Dr. Vora will be there for you. To learn more about how we treat arthritis or to schedule an appointment, please give Bharmal Internal Medicine a call today.