Who can or cannot get a rheumatic condition? Although many conditions may more commonly impact those of a certain age or background, most can and do affect almost anyone at any age. For example, osteoarthritis, which impacts an estimated 27 million in America, can happen to anyone. While certain risk factors such as older age, a family history of the disease, joint injury or deformity and obesity may all play a role in when it develops, it most often impact patients over 40 and may affect people of any race and either sex.
While there is no cure for OA and no way to reverse the damage done, there are many treatments already developed to help reduce the symptoms and to improve overall function of those joints impacted. Dr. Dowd and the Arthritis Institute of Michigan believe in treating the whole person through the use of medications and treatments as well as nutritional therapies and maintaining proper Vitamin D levels.
At the Arthritis Institute of Michigan, we are dedicated to diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions including RA, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and others in addition to inflammatory diseases and knee and back pain. Using the most up-to-date procedures and techniques, we do what we can to help reduce your symptoms and enhance your quality of life. Don’t let your disease stop you from living your life, take control of your symptoms with the help of a skilled and qualified rheumatologist.
Rheumatologist Walled Lake MI
The Arthritis Institute of Michigan is located in Brighton MI. Only 18 miles from Walled Lake, we are accepting new patients and invite you to contact us today. If you are facing a rheumatic condition which is impacting your life and would like to find out what you can do, call us today at 1.810.225.7553 or simply fill out the form below.