Types of arthritis

Arthritis, in all its forms, comes with painful or debilitating symptoms. The types of arthritis include:


This form of arthritis is characterized by a breakdown of joint cartilage and bone. The symptoms include joint pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis is believed to be a leading cause of physical disabilities worldwide.

Rheumatoid arthritis

This type of arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition that can affect various body systems beyond the joints. An autoimmune disorder, the condition comes about when the immune system attacks the body’s tissues.


It is estimated that about 1.5 million people suffer from lupus. A chronic autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack its own tissues, it may be first identified by a distinctive facial rash.


Gout is caused when crystals of urate (uric acid) accumulate in the joints, leading to intense pain. The condition is often related to a diet which is high in uric acid, which could include red meat, shellfish, and excessive alcohol consumption.


A chronic health disorder, fibromyalgia comes with muscle, bone, and joint pain, along with fatigue and other symptoms. It is believed the condition could be triggered by an accident, PTSD, repetitive motions, viral infections, or obesity.

Psoriatic arthritis

Many people who have psoriasis may also experience joint pain during a breakout, affecting any part of the body, from fingers to spine.

Symptoms of arthritis

The symptoms of arthritis can range from mildly uncomfortable to disabling. The most common symptoms include:

  • Joint pain
  • Burning sensation
  • Dull ache
  • Stiffness
  • Swollen joints
  • Limited range of motion

Treatments for arthritis at Arch Medical Group

Our medical team focuses on treating arthritis by first identifying any physical condition that triggered the condition. The contributing factors that could lead to arthritis include repetitive motions such as kneeling, obesity, joint injuries, and some viral or bacterial infections. A doctor may prescribe various types of medications, including anti-inflammatories, painkillers, corticosteroids, anti-rheumatic drugs, and biologics. At Arch Medical Group, we take a fresh approach to treating arthritis, by first identifying the underlying causes that can be addressed. Our treatments could include:

  • PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field therapy): A non-invasive and safe treatment to treat the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. This treatment has proven to be extremely successful for many patients.
  • Red light therapy: Red light energy has the ability to reduce joint pain without invasive surgery or medications. It is often the treatment performed on injured sports pros – but we believe every patient should have access to this solution for chronic joint pain. Recent clinical studies reveal this treatment has a high success rate. 
  • Whole-body vibration: This non-invasive treatment can reduce pain and disability through stimulating blood flow to the region, and in some cases has been shown to significantly improve arthritis in hands, fingers, and other painful body areas.
  • IV therapy: The body may lack specific types of necessary nutrients, which when delivered intravenously, help to reduce the pain of arthritis.
  • Trigenics: This treatment penetrates deeper into tissue than can be achieved with massage or trigger point therapy. Deeper penetration could significantly reduce the pain associated with arthritis.
  • PRP: Knee arthritis can be treated with PRP, which can be particularly effective in the early stages of the disease. 
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When you are under the care of the medical team at Arch Medical Group, you will have access to some of the most effective, least invasive treatments available worldwide. Our compassionate team has been treating chronic pain successfully for over 15 years and is committed to staying at the leading edge in the latest developments in regenerative medicine.

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