Rheumatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of diseases involving the joints, tendons, ligaments, and associated structures. At Arthritis Specialists in New Hartford, NY, Dr. Martin Morell, MD works with any patient in the Mohawk Valley in need of care for inflammation, pain and joint destruction.
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There are at least 169 rheumatologic conditions, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, gout, lupus and more. Our team works to improve your quality of life by decreasing your pain and increasing your mobility. We work closely with each individual patient to meet your unique needs by providing the highest quality of rheumatologic care.
Sometimes, the pain and inflammation of rheumatological diseases can be relieved with over-the-counter NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) pain relievers. These include ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen. Dr. Morell will work with you to determine which medication and which dosage is best for your unique needs. We don’t want patients to rely solely on OTC medications, but they are helpful in providing quick relief when experiencing an attack of pain.
Injectable medications used to treat rheumatological conditions include hyaluronic acid and steroids such as cortisone. Cortisone does not provide immediate pain relief, but by decreasing inflammation, it reduces the amount of pain the patient experiences. Injectable medication provides a longer term decrease in symptoms than do over-the-counter medications.
Our facility features a state-of-the-art infusion suite, where patients receive intravenous medications to slow or stop the progression of joint destruction. We partner with Altus Infusion, an infusion company based in Shadow Creek, TX. In our suite, patients receive one- to two-hour intravenous infusions to treat inflammation. These infusions use biologics that work with the immune system to put patients into remission from rheumatological diseases.
We offer numerous medications for infusion that not just treat arthritis, but many of our patients are referred from other specialists to receive specific infused medications in our personal, private suite.
Many rheumatological issues result in balance problems. Dr. Morell and his team evaluate a patient’s risk for balance problems, so that we can diagnose the cause and prescribe a rehabilitation program, using our Balance+Plus equipment, if needed. In this way, we can help a patient avoid a fall, which can potentially have devastating effects on a patient’s lifestyle, or can even be possibly life-threatening.
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At Arthritis Specialists, we specialize in fixing creaky joints! Contact us today at 315-724-5353 for more information about our services or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to working with you and providing you with relief!