Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes pain, stiffness, warmth, redness and swelling in joints, including those in the hands, wrists, feet, ankles, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees and neck. At HealthQuest in Brooklyn, New York, we provide optimal care for this condition using an approach that blends both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies.
Genes, hormones and environmental factors including smoking are among the factors considered risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis. Treatment at our multispecialty health care center focuses on helping patients:
Diagnosis and Assessment
Medical history, physical exam, and blood tests are necessary to diagnose the condition. Imaging tests such as an X-ray, ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging scan may be performed to detect joint damage. Our team of specialists provide quality care with customized treatment plans following this detailed assessment of the patient’s condition.
Effective Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis
At HealthQuest, our comprehensive approach to treating this inflammatory joint condition combines medications, rest balanced with exercise, and lifestyle modifications. A treatment plan would include the following modalities:
We use the advanced Game Ready computer-controlled system to ease pain and swelling and promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and delivering oxygen to the affected joint. If smoking is identified as a major cause for the joint inflammation and damage, the patient can benefit from our smoking cessation program.
Schedule Your Consultation
To schedule a consultation at our Brooklyn pain management center, call 718-769-2521 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We accept most major medical insurance plans.