Are you struggling with constant pain from arthritis?

When you suffer from arthritis, activities you’ve taken for granted throughout your life may become unbearably painful. Walking, driving or climbing the stairs can be challenging, and ordinary tasks like using the computer or brushing your teeth can become extraordinarily difficult.

The good news is you don’t have to live with constant pain. With the right treatment, you can feel better than you ever thought possible.

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What are the common types of arthritis?

Our joints carry a heavy load of repetitive movements all day, every day, so it’s no surprise that there are more than 100 types of arthritis. Most commonly, it’s caused by normal wear-and-tear, but arthritis may also develop in a joint after an injury or trauma. Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis are the two most common types of arthritis.




Also called Degenerative Joint Disease, Osteoarthritis refers to the pain and swelling resulting from the progressive loss of cartilage in the joints. As cartilage wears down, bones in the joint will begin to rub on one another. Bony spurs can develop on the unprotected bones causing pain and inflammation.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Generally affecting women between the ages of 30-50, Rheumatoid Arthritis is characterized by inflammation, swelling and pain in the hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees and feet. The discomfort usually develops and worsens over weeks or months and tends to be most severe when you wake up in the morning.

Allow us to ease your mind and alleviate your pain.

Our internationally recognized specialists helped pioneer and improve the latest, most innovative advances in arthritis treatments. Through the use of both Nonsurgical and Surgical Treatments, combined with innovative Rehabilitation and Pain Relief, The Penn Musculoskeletal Center team is committed to getting you back to doing the things you love again.

Where is your pain?

Learn more about arthritis treatment for your specific pain or download one of our hip, knee, shoulder & elbow pain location specific Managing Arthritis Pain guides.



Find a Penn Specialist at a Location Near You Today.

We look beyond your pain or injury to learn who you are, what you love to do – even where you live and work – to compose a personalized treatment plan just for you. Our doctors, specialists, nurses and physical therapists take a whole-body approach to diagnosing and treating joints, muscles and bones. Find a Penn specialist at a location close to you today.

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Take your first step toward living an active, pain-free life again.

If you suffer from painful arthritis in your joints, request an appointment today. Simply complete this form and a representative from The Penn Musculoskeletal Center will contact you to schedule your appointment.

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