Arthritis is the Inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis ­­ is the most common type of arthritis that occurs in the joints of the hips, knees, and spine. However, it can also disturb the fingers, thumb, neck, and large toe. Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic disease that cause inflammation of the lining of the joints, and can lead to long-­term joint damage which results in chronic pain, loss of function and disability. Arthritis often occurs if you’re overweight, putting more pressure on your back, knees, and joints. Overusing your joints by doing extensive running and jumping can also develop arthritis.

Some signs that you may have arthritis are if you have joint pain and stiffness, decreased range of motion, and swelling. Coming off an injury often times arthritis develops which is why rehabilitation after a surgery or injury is crucial.

Dr. Frank Killan at Mercer-Ocean Podiatry recommends a variety of ways to relieve arthritis such physical therapy, stretching, anti-inflammatory drugs, and in more severe cases, surgery. If you are experiencing joint pain, please call us to discuss your treatment options. Visit our website to view other services we offer. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Frank Killan at Mercer-Ocean Podiatry, PC call our Hamilton, NJ, office at 609-585-3200 or our Tom’s River, NJ, office at 732-557-4266.


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