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Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Arthritis Treatment Westchester, NY
Lawrence Hospital Center | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
55 Palmer Avenue, First Floor
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This office serves patients in the following areas:
Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Peekskill, Rye, White Plains, Yonkers, Bedford, Cortlandt, Eastchester, Greenburgh, Harrison, Lewisboro, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Mount Pleasent, New Castle, North Castle, North Salem, Ossining, Pelham, Pound Ridge, Scarsdale, Westchester County, Ardsley, Briarcliff-Manor, Bronxville, Buchanan, Croton-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Hastings, Irvington, Larchmont, Pleasentvillle, Port Chester, Rye Brook, NY 10532
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Arthritis Treatment in Westchester County, NY at Lawrence Hospital
Do you need arthritis treatment in the Westchester, New York area? The Lawrence Hospital Department of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers board certified orthopedic specialists with years of experience in arthritis treatment. If you need joint replacement, we also have reputable orthopedic surgeons on staff that have performed hundreds of successful joint replacement procedures. Find out what your options are. Call the Lawrence Hospital Department of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine for a consultation today.
Different forms of arthritis affect the joints of the body in different ways. Consequently different treatment methodologies are required as these diseases progress.
Osteoarthritis: This is the most common form of arthritis, and occurs as the result of gradual wear and tear of the joint cartilage over time. While there is no cure for osteoarthritis, arthritis treatments can slow down the progression of the disease. In advanced cases of osteoarthritis the joint is compromised to the point that no cartilage remains at all. At this point the pain may become unbearable and mobility severely limited, and joint replacement surgery is necessary to restore quality of life and joint function.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is actually a form of autoimmune disease. In this disorder the white blood cells begin to attack the synovium, the thin lining of the joints. This causes painful swelling and inflammation of the joints. It usually attacks the hands and feet. Over time, it can result in severe deformity of the affected joints and reconstructive surgery may be necessary to restore joint function. Rheumatoid arthritis treatment includes a wide range of drugs including immunosuppressants, disease modifying antirheumatic drugs, and both steroidal and nonsteroidal pain medications. These drugs may often provide pain relief and help manage symptoms, but sadly there is no cure for this debilitating disease.
Gout: Unlike osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, gout is not a long term condition, although it may be recurrent. Gout occurs when there is imbalance of uric acid in the blood stream. It's onset is intensely painful. It often affects the feet, although it can affect in any joint. Gout arthritis treatments are primarily medicinal and include drugs that block uric acid production, and drugs that improve uric acid removal. In addition a variety of anti-inflammatory pain medications both steroidal and nonsteroidal may be used.
Psoriatic Arthritis: This form of arthritis affects some individuals that suffer from psoriasis. In some cases, they may even begin to suffer joint pain, stiffness and swelling even before skin lesions appear. It can affect any part of the body from the fingertips to the spine, and symptoms can range from mild to quite severe. It may go through cycles of remission, however no cure exists. Without treatment it may be disabling. Treatments include TNF-alpha inhibitors, immunosuppressant medications, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
If you are struggling with the pain and disability of arthritis, the Lawrence Hospital Department of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine can help. Call and talk to one of our patient, attentive orthopedic specialists today. They will take the time to listen to your concerns and work with you to find a treatment plan that fits your needs.
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