According to the Arthritis Foundation, more than 50 million people have joint pain, or arthritis. At Legacy MD, Ousama Moammar, MD, cares for men and women in Frisco, Texas who have problems with everyday tasks because of pain related to arthritis. Call the office to book an appointment or use the online scheduler to reserve a consultation.
Arthritis is a disease that causes inflammation, swelling, pain, stiffness, and limited mobility in your joints. The word arthritis is an umbrella term for over a hundred kinds of conditions that cause problems with your joints.
While there are more than 100 specific types of arthritis, they can be categorized in four main types:
While each type manifests differently, there are some general symptoms of arthritis that include:
Every type of arthritis causes pain, though it can be mild or severe, and come on suddenly or creep up gradually.
Arthritis can affect any of your joints, but there are some areas that are more prone than others. Dr. Moammar frequently treats men and women with pain and stiffness in their back, hands, knees, hips, and feet.
The skilled team at Legacy MD conducts a comprehensive physical exam. They’ll check the range of motion of your joints, take X-rays, run labs, and possibly extract and test some of your joint fluid. Equipped with the results from these things, Dr. Moammar can make an arthritis diagnosis.
Depending on what’s causing your arthritis, Dr. Moammar writes a custom treatment plan to get you back to your regular activities. Some treatment options that he may recommend include:
Each treatment option aims to reduce your pain as quickly as possible. For relief from your arthritis, call Legacy MD to book an appointment or use the online scheduler to reserve a time at your convenience.