The swelling and tenderness caused by arthritis can be hard to deal with. Addressing these symptoms takes ongoing management and the help of a professional team. Here at Concord Internal Medicine, our staff can provide both. Our team is led by Dr. Paul D’Ambrosio, who has over 30 years of experience addressing the needs of the Concord community. If you struggle with pain, inflammation, and other symptoms of this condition, Dr. D’Ambrosio can help.
What Causes Arthritis?
There are several different types of arthritis, each of which is caused by different factors. Some common types include:
- Osteoarthritis – This type develops with age and affects the fingers, knees, and hips. Sometimes osteoarthritis follows a joint injury.
- Psoriatic – This type can occur in people with psoriasis. It affects the skin, joints, and areas where tissues attach to bone.
- Rheumatoid – This type develops when the body’s defense system doesn’t work properly. It affects joints and bones and may also affect internal organs and systems.
Services for Arthritis
Here at Concord Internal Medicine, we offer ongoing treatment and support for those struggling with arthritis. Our services include geriatric care, annual physical exams to measure progression, and chronic disease management to help you and your loved ones cope with the illness. With the right treatment, you can minimize the impact that this illness has on your life.
- Annual Physical Exams
- Chronic Disease Management
- Geriatric Care
What Results Can I Expect?
Arthritis can’t be cured, but it can be managed with a combination of medicine and lifestyle changes. We can provide prescription medication, including NSAIDs and steroids, as part of our treatment. That said, making lifestyle changes like getting more exercise can effectively reduce symptoms and help you handle the disease better.
Schedule Arthritis Care in Concord, Massachusetts
If you or someone you love is struggling with arthritis, our treatment can help. We offer ongoing chronic illness support to help ease arthritis symptoms and improve quality of life. You can reach us by phone at (978) 369-5575 or by fax at (978) 371-9189.