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Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis causes cartilage — the hard, slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones where they form a joint — to break down. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the immune system attacks the joints, beginning with the lining of joints.

Uric acid crystals, which form when there’s too much uric acid in your blood, can cause gout. Infections or underlying disease, such as psoriasis or lupus, can cause other types of arthritis.

Fortunately, board-certified orthopedic surgeons, Brian Mehling, MD and Pavel Yufit, MD offer a range of solutions from pain-relieving injections and regenerative medicine to surgery at Mehling Orthopedics with multiple offices in Hackensack, New Jersey, or West Islip New York. Don’t let nagging joint pain hamper your daily life. Click on the online booking feature or call your nearest office to speak with a team member.