Now accepting Telehealth appointments. Schedule a virtual visit.

Different Types of Arthritis

Arthritis means inflammation of the joints. There are approximately 200 of these conditions that affect the joints, the tissues that surround the joints, and other connective tissues.

The two most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. As we’ve discussed in past blogs, osteoarthritis causes the cartilage to break down. Osteoarthritis is simply the result of life’s wear and tear on our joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the immune system attacks the joints, beginning with the lining of the joint.

At TruWell Health, we help you find ways to reduce the pain and keep moving.

Facts on arthritis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 54.4 million adults in the U.S. have received a diagnosis of some form of arthritis. Of those, nearly half feel their arthritis impacts their activity in some way.

Arthritis is broken down into these types:

Common symptoms

At TruWell Health, Dr. Brown works with our patients to get you past the pain of arthritis. These are common symptoms with arthritis:

If you’re tired of dealing with the pain of your arthritis, please give us a call at TruWell Health in downtown St. Pete. Call us at (727) 440-5410 for an appointment.

You Might Also Enjoy...

PRP: A Game Changer in Relieving Joint Pain

Do painful joints keep interfering with your daily activities? If so, you may benefit from the amazing benefits of regenerative medicine. Learn more about how PRP injections can get your pain under control and get you moving again with less pain.

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Putting Hyaluronic Acid to Work for Your Arthritis

Most people have heard of hyaluronic acid through its association with the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body (and most other mammals) that is responsible for hydrating, plumping, and firming the skin. It does...

StrengthCare Physical Therapy

At TruWell Health, physical therapy is part of our integrative treatment program. That’s why we have an on-site physical therapy department. Here’s some more about this program.

The Inflammation of Rheumatoid Arthritis

At TruWell Health, helping patients overcome the chronic pain that accompanies arthritis is our sole purpose. There’s a serious need here, not just in the St. Petersburg/Tampa area, but across the U.S. — over 50 million Americans have some form of...