Five questions to ask your arthritis doctor

1.What do my symptoms mean?

There are several surprising facts about rheumatoid arthritis and its wide range of symptoms. Perhaps you are experiencing joint pain, morning stiffness, and swelling? Do you have other concerning symptoms you’re not quite sure about? Mendleson Kornblum’s specialized doctors can look at your medical history, lifestyle and symptoms to determine a diagnosis and the best course of action to get you on the road to recovery.

2. How is RA diagnosed?

Understanding RA is the first step in recovery. Mendelson Kornblum’s board certified rheumatologist will follow The American College of Rheumatology’s diagnosing criteria in order to determine the best care plan for you. Through diagnosis, our specialized doctors can start treating your symptoms and get you back to living your life.

3. What kind of treatment can I expect?

Remission is possible and there are many ways to approach your treatment options. From physical therapy to medications and surgery, you should be in control of your treatment plan and understand all of your options before making a decision. The foundation of Mendelson Kornblum is specialized treatment plans that take your lifestyle and needs into consideration. We utilize our wide range of in-house specialists to make sure your care plan is effective and complete.

4. Are medications effective?

Understanding your medications is important, especially when considering other medications you may be taking and the side-effects you may experience. Mendelson specialists know the best way to use medications to control pain and even modify the course of your disease.

5. Is surgery an option?

Surgery is definitely an option for RA sufferers.  The thought of surgery can be scary, but having someone there who understands your unique situation and has performed countless successful joint replacement surgeries will help ease your mind and help you take back your life.

Mendelson Kornblum offers a combination of rheumatologists, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, rehabilitation specialists, and orthopedic surgeons to take care of your unique needs. From diagnosis to recovery, we will be there every step of the way to answer questions and provide peace of mind.

Call today to set up your appointment.