Dr. Dowd and the Arthritis Institute of Michigan are dedicated to helping ensure the highest quality of life possible for you. For this reason, the doctors at the Arthritis Institute of Michigan continue learning and researching diseases, conditions and their treatments to make certain you are being treated the right way.
Some of the many treatment options which the Arthritis Institute of Michigan offers are viscosupplementation treatments including Supartz. Used for treating knee pain in patients who are suffering with the symptoms of osteoarthritis, Supartz is a hyaluronic acid derivative. While it will not cure your OA, for many who use it, it helps to increase the effectiveness of the fluid remaining naturally within the knee thereby reducing pain, irritation, swelling and improving function.
Like all other treatments, Supartz is not right for every patient nor will it help every patient. For this reason, it is important that you consult a qualified rheumatologist before beginning treatment to ensure that the treatment you will be receiving is the one which is right for you. If you and your rheumatologist do decide that this is the correct course of treatment for you, it is further important that you monitor the treatment, how it does or does not help you as well as any side affects you may be feeling.
Rheumatologist Jackson MI
The Arthritis Institute of Michigan is located in Brighton MI, less than an hour from Jackson. If you are suffering from a rheumatic condition, now is the time to get treatment. Many conditions can be controlled through treatments and in many cases, a change in some aspects of your life. No matter how long you have been dealing with your condition, we invite you to contact us today to find out how we can help you. Accepting new patients, you can contact us below or by telephone at 1.810.225.7553.