Arthritis is a chronic joint condition which affects millions of people every day. Often debilitating in nature, arthritis pain commonly disrupts sleep patterns, decreases mobility, and causes significant disturbances to daily activities. At times, patients may go days or weeks without a flare-up, but there is no way of knowing just when one may happen. If you’re suffering from arthritis, you understand that your flare-ups have no concern for whether or not your primary care physician is available for an appointment. University Urgent Care in Fort Worth, TX is open seven days a week and serves the Frisco Heights, Texas Christian University, Paschal, and Tanglewood areas with superior care. Our board-certified physicians and onsite laboratory are equipped to help diagnose and treat a number of urgent health conditions.
Types of Arthritis
There are a number of different forms of arthritis. As a matter of fact, the term can be applied to more than 100 diseases which can cause muscle and bone pain. The pain is typically the result of worn cartilage. Arthritic pain can attack virtually any joints in the body, but most commonly affects the hands, wrists, knees, ankles, hips, and spine. The most common of the arthritic diseases is osteoarthritis, affecting more than 30 million Americans annually. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint, but occurs most commonly in the knees, hips, lower back, and neck, as well as the small joints of the fingers and the bases of the thumb and big toe. Severe joint pain, the result of arthritis, is most common in adults over 65 years of age but can affect children as well.
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Risk Factors for Arthritis
While the root cause of arthritic related joint pain is still unknown, a number of risk factors have been identified. Age seems to be a predominant factor, as those over 65 in particular are at an increased risk of suffering from arthritis. This is due to the deterioration of cartilage around the joints as we begin to age. For unknown reasons, women are more likely to suffer from arthritis than men. Additionally, overweight individuals are also more likely to suffer from the disease as excess weight on the joints can cause them to wear down more quickly. Last but not least, those who have played sports, or worked a job that required repetitive motions over long periods of time are also common sufferers of arthritis.
What to Expect
Upon visiting University Urgent Care for your arthritic-related pain, you will likely be examined by one of our board-certified physicians. Following an examination, we will discuss your medical history, current or previous diagnoses, and list your current prescriptions. If needed, we may take blood work to assess in our CLIA/COLA-certified onsite laboratory. Since there is no cure for arthritis, treatments will be focused on pain management. These treatments range from cortisone injections to physical therapy sessions to prescription medications. In addition, our skilled physicians may have a number of suggestions for managing your pain or decreasing their frequency from home.
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Get Arthritis Pain Relief
University Urgent Care offers superior medical care and pain relief to the greater Fort Worth, TX area. If you are experiencing mild to severe joint or muscle pain, symptomatic of your arthritic condition, we encourage you to visit our facility. Our skilled staff, advanced technology, and dedication to treating your needs in a timely manner set us apart from other urgent care facilities in our area. We can help you find relief from your arthritis pain and may even offer the missing piece to your arthritis treatment plan puzzle. We encourage you to stop dealing with chronic pain and stop by our facility today.