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Arthritis

Greenwood Village - Millennium Park Medical Associates

Internal Medicine Physicians located in Greenwood Village, CO

Arthritis affects over 54 million people in the United States. One in four experiences continual severe joint pain and 8 million people of working age feel they have limited work options. If you have arthritis and feel you can’t do all the things you did before because of joint pain, speak to board-certified internist Farah Khan, MD, FACP, at Millennium Park Medical Associates. She diagnoses and treats all types of arthritis at her practice in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Find out how she can help you by making an appointment over the phone or online today.

Arthritis Q & A

What is arthritis?  

Arthritis is the collective name for a range of inflammatory diseases that affect the joints. Although it typically occurs in seniors, younger adults, teenagers, and even children can develop the condition. 

Without proper treatment, arthritis symptoms can affect your quality of life. Millennium Park Medical Associates aims to reduce ongoing pain and the severity of flare-ups so you can live as healthy a life as possible.

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

Arthritis symptoms vary depending on what type of arthritis you have. They can include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Stiffness
  • Limited range of motion

People often ignore arthritis symptoms because they’re so easily mistaken for other things. However, if you experience these symptoms and they continue to worsen, you should contact Millennium Park Medical Associates.

What are the different types of arthritis?

There are over 100 different types of arthritis. The five most prevalent are:

Osteoarthritis

Also called wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of bones wears down, which can happen through age, joint injury, or obesity. 

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease. The immune system attacks cells inside the joint capsule. If untreated, RA can lead to permanent disability. 

Lupus

Lupus is another autoimmune disease that affects the joints and organs. Rather than attacking viruses, it causes inflammation in your body.

Psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis causes inflammation in the skin and joints. Around 10-30% of people who get psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis.

Gout

Gout occurs when uric acid crystals build up in a joint. You usually experience it in your big toe or another joint in the foot.

Dr. Khan has experience in treating all different types of arthritis. She creates treatment plans to target specific areas of pain and tailors them to her patients.

How do you treat arthritis?

Millennium Park Medical Associates takes a conservative, evidence-based approach to treatment. 

Based on your pain levels, type of arthritis, age, and other metrics, Dr. Khan creates an appropriate treatment plan for you that may include pain medication, lifestyle changes, and complementary or alternative medicines.

Don’t put up with arthritis pain. Call Millennium Park Medical Associates to make an appointment or book online today.