May is Arthritis Awareness Month and SIMEDHealth Rheumatologist, Dr. Rodriguez, discusses the different types of arthritis, arthritis causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
In the U.S. 58.5 million people have arthritis. According to the CDC, "Arthritis is a leading cause of work disability, with annual medical care and lost earnings costs of $303.5 billion." Joints are where the bones meet, and arthritis is inflammation or destruction of a joint. SIMEDHealth Rheumatologist, Dr. Miguel Rodriguez, discusses the common symptoms of arthritis including pain, swelling, stiffness, redness, and decreased range of motion. If you have these symptoms or you or someone you love is suffering from arthritis, talk to your doctor to receive proper treatment. To schedule an appointment with our Rheumatology clinic, click here.
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