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Arthritis

Unmanaged arthritis is more than pain and stiffness in your joints – it’s a pain in your entire life, because you can’t do the things you enjoy. Let’s work together to reclaim your life.

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You Don't Have to Suffer from Arthritis

If you have pain, stiffness and swelling in your joints, you may be one of the nearly 50 million Americans suffering from some form of arthritis. At INTEGRIS Health, we are here to help you live a more active life and mobile life, free from the pain and potentially debilitating symptoms of arthritis. From expert diagnostics, cutting-edge medications and minimally invasive surgery, to award-winning rehabilitation programs and the latest joint replacement procedures, the arthritis specialists at INTEGRIS Health have the advanced training and expertise you need to get you back on your feet and doing the things you love most.

What Is Arthritis?

The term arthritis literally means "inflammation of a joint" and even though we tend to think about it as a single condition, it actually refers to one of the more than 100 different types of arthritic diseases. Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are often mistakenly associated with old age because osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis) occurs more often among elderly persons. However, arthritis and other rheumatic diseases affect you at any age and are more common in women than men.

Arthritis is usually chronic, which means that it rarely changes, or it progresses slowly and specific causes for most forms of arthritis are not yet known.

Amy Dedeke

Amy Dedeke, M.D., is a reheumatologist at INTEGRIS Family Care Central. She also sees patients at INTEGRIS Family Care Memorial West.

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