As many as 36 million people in the United States have some form of arthritis or joint inflammation. It is a major cause of lost work, time, and serious disability for many people. Although arthritis is mainly a disease of adults, children may also have it.
Bursitis/tendonitis, and various sprains and strains may also imitate arthritis. Accurate diagnosis requires a careful history and physical examination, as well as x-rays of the involved area.
Treatment is dictated by the proper diagnosis, location, and severity of the condition. Our orthopedic surgeons are specially trained to provide appropriate care including medications, techniques to protect the joint, and when appropriate; surgery for the afflicted area. Get arthritis treatment in Centralia, Olympia or Elma.