Though millions of Americans suffer from 100 different rheumatic conditions which range from osteoarthritis to psoriatic arthritis, many of these conditions remain incurable. For this reason, treatment of rheumatic conditions range from those which simply treat the pain to others which may retard the conditions progress or even halt it altogether.
Some of the treatment options offered by the Arthritis Institute of Michigan are called viscosupplementation treatments. Unlike other treatments, these are injections which are put directly into the “site” where the pain and the damage are. This type of treatment is used primarily for management and control of the symptoms of OA or osteoarthritis. As most of these treatments are used to help thicken and enhance fluid and tissue still in the joint, they tend to be more effective in those who still have both some fluid and protective tissue in the joint. Still, not everyone is right for this type of treatment and may further benefit from another type of treatment.
A qualified rheumatologist will inform you of these types of issues and concerns before you begin your treatment. Patients of Dr. Dowd and the Arthritis Institute of Michigan will have the opportunity to discuss all their concerns from whether a treatment is right, to how far their condition has progressed and what steps to take next. Your cares, and your concerns about your care, are our number one priority.
Rheumatologist Lapeer MI
The Arthritis Institute of Michigan is a rheumatologist serving Lapeer and the surrounding areas. If you are suffering from a rheumatic condition, it is important that you get treatment right away to help prevent damage and improve your quality of life. The Arthritis Institute of Michigan is accepting new patients and invites you to contact us today by phone at 1.810.225.7553. or online by filling out the form below. Now is the time to take control of your life, let us help you.