Mercer-Bucks Orthopedics
Mercer-Bucks Orthopedics

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About Arthritis Treatment

Arthritic pain can feel debilitating as the disease progresses and damages your joints. At Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics (MBO), with offices in Hamilton, Lawrenceville, Princeton, and Marlton, New Jersey, and Langhorne, Pennsylvania, the board-certified orthopaedic specialists provide comprehensive care for arthritis to help restore your quality of life. Call MBO or schedule an appointment online today to get the arthritis treatment you need.

Arthritis Treatment Q & A

What is arthritis treatment?

Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that causes chronic joint swelling. While common, the inflammation that arthritis causes can impact your ability to perform everyday tasks and diminish your quality of life. Early intervention is the best way to slow the progression of arthritis and prevent damage. 


At Mercer Bucks Orthopaedics (MBO), the orthopaedic specialists offer comprehensive arthritis treatment to relieve pain and restore function to your damaged joints.

Who needs arthritis treatment?

Once the condition progresses, you may start to experience arthritis symptoms, such as:


  • Joint pain
  • Stiffness
  • Redness
  • Low range of motion
  • Poor mobility


The orthopaedic specialists at MBO treat multiple types of arthritis, including:


Osteoarthritis is the most common type that the orthopaedic specialists treat. This wear-and-tear condition occurs when the flexible cartilage that cushions the outside of the joints begins to break down, causing friction between connecting bones.

Rheumatoid arthritis

An autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes widespread swelling of the internal lining of the joints. RA can affect any joint in your body, but it commonly develops in the small joints in the hands and wrists.


Gout causes sudden, severe pain, usually in a single joint. It occurs when uric acid crystals collect in the joints, leading to pain, redness, and inflammation. Gout most often develops in the joint at the base of the big toe, but it also commonly affects the knees.

What are the different types of arthritis treatment?

MBO offers several nonsurgical and surgical treatments to restore joint function and relieve arthritis pain. Before treatment, your orthopaedic specialist may perform imaging tests, such as X-rays, to evaluate your joint health. Depending on the severity of your condition, they may recommend one or more of the following treatments:

  • Joint injections
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Weight loss
  • Lifestyle modifications 

If nonsurgical approaches don’t relieve your pain, there are surgical options that can repair your damaged joints. To learn more about arthritis treatment, call Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics or schedule an appointment online today.