Arthritis Treatment Options in Tucson

Living with arthritis can hold you back from experiencing the fullness of life. For people with arthritis, even the simplest activities, such as getting out of bed, can be a backbreaking task. Talk with us about options for relief. Make an appointment at (520) 887-7700

What Is Arthritis?

Joints are where two bones meet, such as your elbow or knee. Arthritis refers to any disorder affecting the joints. If you have swollen joints or feel pain or stiffness while moving around, you might have arthritis.

Types of Arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis – the most common type of arthritis, often related to aging or injury
  • Rheumatoid arthritis – the most common form of autoimmune arthritis, occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the body
  • Juvenile arthritis – affects children
  • Infectious arthritis – an infection that spreads from another part of the body to the joints
  • Psoriatic arthritis - affects people with psoriasis
  • Gout – occurs when too much uric acid builds up in the joints

Facts About Arthritis

  • There are more than 100 types of arthritis.
  • Arthritis is a leading cause of work disability.
  • Arthritis is common among people with other conditions such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
  • Arthritis has no cure, but can often be treated and managed.

Why Choose Carondelet Medical Group for Arthritis Pain Relief?

Our experienced providers at Carondelet Medical Group specialize in arthritic pain management and treatment. Our goal is to provide a better quality of life to our patients using some of the latest technology available.

We begin our treatment plan with conservative approaches, such as a combination of medications, lifestyle modifications and physical therapy to improve joint function and mobility.

And if noninvasive options no longer help, we offer minimally invasive joint replacement using some of the latest technology and procedures.

Find an Orthopedic Physician in Tucson

Speak with one of our experienced orthopedists to learn more about your condition and treatment options.

View our physicians' calendars and book online by clicking on a link below.

Thomas Nelson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

6567 E. Carondelet Drive, Suite 415
Tucson, AZ 85710

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Kristen Finley, FNP-C

Orthopedics

6567 E. Carondelet Drive, Suite 415
Tucson, AZ 85710

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Spencer Judd, FNP-C

Orthopedics

6567 E. Carondelet Drive, Suite 415
Tucson, AZ 85710

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Source:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
MedlinePlus
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease