Are you looking for a rheumatologist Beverly Hills MI?
Rheumatologists are required to go to school for many years and participate in a variety of residency’s and fellowships to become qualified to diagnose and treat conditions as complex as the various rheumatic diseases out there, including musculoskeletal and systemic autoimmune conditions. Most people who have musculoskeletal diseases complain of localized pain and swelling, joint stiffness and reduced mobility, and varying deformities. Joints, bones, and muscles anywhere on the body can be affected by these conditions, which is why rheumatologists must know all there is to know about how conditions like inflammatory arthritis, autoimmune diseases, crystal arthritis, and osteoarthritis can affect the body as well as how to accurately treat them.
The number one most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis. This condition affects millions of people all around the world and is caused when the protective cartilage around the bones in worn down over time. Though osteoarthritis can affect anywhere on the body, the most common places you may see osteoarthritis is in the joints of the hands, hips, knees, and spine. There is no cure, but many have found regular exercise and a proper diet to be a big help in reducing pain and increasing joint mobility and functionality. Certain things can increase your chances of getting osteoarthritis including old age, weight problems and obesity, old joint injuries, genetics, bone deformities, and any kind of repetitive work that puts exceeding stress on your joints. Osteoarthritis is recognized not only by typical symptoms of pain, tenderness, stiffness, and lack of flexibility, but also with distinct sensations like bones grating against each other and the feeling of hard lumps on the joints known as bone spurs. Daily supplements like omega-3, vitamin E, selenium, glucosamine sulphate (with or without) chondroitin, and vitamin D may be added to your diet to help reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis and other rheumatic diseases, but should never be used instead of any specific rheumatologist recommended treatments.
Rheumatologist Beverly Hills MI
Beverly Hills is located less than 40 minutes from Brighton MI, and home to many of our clients. Dr. James Dowd is a highly-trained rheumatologist who is proud to offer professional treatment and services to people in and around Beverly Hills, MI, as well as throughout the state of Michigan. People travel from all over the state to visit Dr. James Dowd’s office in Brighton because of his extensive knowledge and skill in treating a comprehensive collection of rheumatic conditions in patients of all ages. Typical healthcare facilities have wait times of up to six months for new patients, but at Dr. James Dowd’s office in Brighton we make an effort to see you as soon as possible. We encourage anyone who may be suffering from any rheumatic diseases to call Dr. James Dowd’s office in Brighton as soon as possible to book an appointment.