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While many of us experience joint pain when we age, some changes in your joints can significantly impact your quality of life, making it difficult for you to write, type, draw or even walk.

Stiffness, swelling and pain in your joints could be a sign of arthritis. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, our rheumatology team can provide relief. Early treatment can help you avoid worsening symptoms and loss of function, so you should schedule a visit as soon as you notice problems in your joints.

Altru’s team of specialists treats all types of rheumatic conditions, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout. We can also collaborate with your pediatrician to treat juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Most arthritic conditions are treated with symptom management, including medications to reduce pain and swelling, and physical therapy to improve function. In some cases, surgery may help repair damaged joints.