Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are common causes of joint pain. In some cases, patients may eventually require joint replacement surgery to relieve joint pain. However, Dr. Harwin typically recommends nonsurgical arthritis treatments before he recommends surgery. If nonsurgical treatments prove ineffective in relieving arthritis pain, then surgery may be considered.
Learn more about arthritis and treatment methods for arthritis in the topics below.
If you have recently been diagnosed with arthritis, you may have several questions. Dr. Harwin is frequently asked questions about arthritis in his practice, from diagnosis to treatment options and what to expect. These are the most common questions Dr. Harwin hears about arthritis, along with his answers.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, characterized by the degeneration or “wear and tear” of joints over time. Learn more about osteoarthritis, including causes, symptoms, and advice on seeking treatment.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes the body’s immune system to attack joint tissue, causing inflammation and eventual cartilage damage. Learn more about the different types of rheumatoid arthritis, symptoms, and treatment options.