How We Can Help Your Arthritis

How We Can Help Your Arthritis

There are several forms of arthritis, but the one that affects the most people — in excess of 32.5 million adults — is wear-and-tear-related osteoarthritis. It develops when joint cartilage — the tissue that connects to create a joint — degenerates, and it typically worsens with age. 

Arthritis is frequently treated as a set of symptoms — pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints — that are isolated from the rest of your overall health profile. That limited view can ultimately become an impediment to effective treatment. The key to lasting and successful arthritis treatment is going deeper and examining your lifestyle, family history, and more. 

The VitalityMDs team believes in leaving no stone unturned when it comes to diving into your history of joint pain and its progression. 

Dr. Russel Bartels and Dr. Burt Webb offer a wide range of services at the practice and are eager to learn all they can about your arthritis. They view every patient as an individual and create treatment plans that offer lasting relief!

The frustrating discomfort of arthritis

To know how to treat arthritis effectively and keep pain away over the long term, you need to understand what happens physiologically with arthritis. 

We know that arthritis is the result of worn-down joint cartilage, but what factors put you at risk for it? Some might surprise you:

Common areas where people experience arthritis pains are the hips, knees, back, neck, and hands, and as arthritis symptoms worsen, your mobility may become severely limited. 

A functional medicine approach for treating arthritis

Since VitalityMDs is an integrative practice, it means that we approach your health condition and symptoms as part of a larger framework. So many factors impact your well-being, from what you eat to the quality of your rest. 

At our practice, we don’t just give you the same answers for an isolated problem. Our functional medicine approach means that we look at every aspect of your health and lifestyle to create a treatment plan that’s customized to your arthritis symptoms specifically. 

We believe in this treatment methodology because it’s evidence-based, patient-focused (as opposed to disease-focused), and it simply makes sense. Our goal is to find the root cause of your arthritis by examining your family history, lifestyle, stress level, work and life balance, and other factors that strongly impact your health. 

This holistic approach means that we use natural treatments whenever possible and do all we can to prevent your arthritis’ progression. At VitalityMDs, our team might create a treatment plan with recommendations that include:

Clearly, our care combines the best of “traditional” Western medicine and a holistic orientation because our goal is to find the ideal combination of treatments to relieve your arthritis pain and discomfort. We’re known in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the surrounding areas as being a truly progressive practice. 

If you’re experiencing arthritis pain, swelling, and mobility issues, call VitalityMDs today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment with us online

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