Arthritis can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints, and it can make it difficult for you to move. Arthritis affects different people in different ways and to varying degrees. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and can be chronic or intermittent. If left untreated, arthritis can cause joint damage. Some forms of arthritis coexists with autoimmune diseases and can affect the heart, eyes, lungs, kidneys and skin.
Arthritis is very common. It affects men and women of all ages and races. In fact, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But arthritis is not just one condition. There are more than 100 types of arthritis and at Mount Sinai we have expertise in diagnosing and treating them.
Types of Arthritis We Treat
We treat all types of arthritis, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis: An autoimmune and inflammatory disease that often affects multiple joints
- Psoriatic arthritis: Affects up to 30 percent of patients with skin psoriasis
- Osteoarthritis: The most common form of arthritis, often related to degenerated changes in cartilage.
- Ankylosing spondylitis: A type of arthritis that affects the spine, though it can also impact other joints
- Gout: A crystal-induced arthritis that often affects one joint at a time; it is common, especially among men.
- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Affects children between the ages of six months and sixteen years
Why Mount Sinai
At Mount Sinai, world-class rheumatologist have the expertise and experience required to treat you. We have the expertise you may need. We coordinate our services to ensure you receive the best possible care. And we can help with insurance questions.