Arthritis Specialist

Sahni Rheumatology & Therapy

Rheumatology & Physical Therapy located in West Long Branch, NJ

More than 54 million people in the United States — or one in four adults — have arthritis. If untreated, arthritis can limit your mobility and even prevent you from working. Rheumatologist Kiren Sahni, DO, FACR, at Sahni Rheumatology & Therapy in West Long Branch and Colonia, New Jersey, diagnoses and treats people at all stages of their arthritic care. Find out how he can help ease your symptoms and restore your quality of life. Call today or request an appointment through the website.

Arthritis

What is arthritis?

There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, a chronic inflammatory disease that causes pain and swelling in your joints, but the two most common are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. More women have arthritis than men, and it usually occurs in people aged 65 and over. However, the broad range of disease variation means it can affect all ages — from children to seniors. 

If you have arthritis or are worried that you may develop it in the future, reach out to Sahni Rheumatology & Therapy for guidance.

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

Depending on the type of arthritis you have and its severity, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • Joint pain
  • Stiffness when moving
  • Swollen joints
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Skin redness in the joint area

In the case of rheumatoid arthritis, you may also feel anemic, lose your appetite, and even carry a slight fever.

The team at Sahni Rheumatology & Therapy has years of experience in diagnosing and treating arthritis. If you've had any of these symptoms for several weeks or longer, schedule a health assessment.

What causes arthritis?

Arthritis can develop for many reasons — but sometimes the reason is unknown, even to medical professionals. Here's a closer look at the most common known causes.

Age

The risk of developing arthritis increases with age.

Obesity

People with obesity are more likely to develop arthritis because excess weight can place the joints under pressure — especially your ankles, knees, hips, and spine.

Sex

On the whole, men and women are equally likely to have arthritis. However, rheumatoid arthritis is more common in women, while gout typically affects men.

Previous injury

If you experience a joint injury at any age, you're more likely to develop arthritis in that joint later on.

Family history

Genetics can make you prone to certain types of arthritis. Be mindful if your parents or siblings have the disease, as you may be at risk of developing it too.

Some types of arthritis are preventable, but many aren't. The team at Sahni Rheumatology & Therapy helps slow down the disease's progression and, when possible, advises on how to prevent it from developing entirely.

The goal of arthritis treatment is to allow you to live as active a life as you've always done, and Sahni Rheumatology & Therapy strives to help you achieve this. Call the practice today or request an appointment online.