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There are over 100 types of arthritis or joint inflammation diseases that can impact the knee joint. Arthritis is a disease that causes joint inflammation that can result in cartilage damage that impacts knee function. Millions of people suffer from some type of knee inflammation or arthritis, causing pain and limiting mobility. Inflammatory arthritis is a sub-group of arthritis or autoimmune diseases that cause inflammation. Our knee joint specialists at Robotic Joint Center offer knee inflammatory arthritis treatment at our medical center on NYC’s Upper East Side.

Arthritis does not have a cure, and it is a progressive disease. Knee joint inflammation or arthritis results in excessive wear and tear on the cartilage and other knee components. While there is not a cure, treatment can help slow the damage to the joints. Treatment can also relieve pain and improve mobility for those suffering from knee inflammatory arthritis. Conservative treatments are recommended for early stages. Dr. Buechel can diagnosis knee inflammatory arthritis and recommend treatment options, ranging from joint injections and other non-surgical treatments up to knee joint replacement for those in the late stages of inflammatory arthritis.

Causes and Symptoms of Knee Inflammatory Arthritis

Knee inflammatory arthritis is different than osteoarthritis that is linked to injuries, aging and wear on the knee joints. Inflammatory arthritis can occur at any age and is a result of an unnatural immune response, causing the body to attack the knee joint. Inflammatory arthritis includes rheumatoid arthritis, gout and CPPD, varying in possible causes. Symptoms of knee inflammatory arthritis can include pain, stiffness, swelling and redness around the joint.

Knee inflammatory arthritis can impact patients of any age, resulting in knee pain, stiffness and dysfunction. The treatment may include autoimmune treatments, as well as specific knee joint therapies. To learn more about knee inflammatory arthritis treatment options, contact us at Robotic Joint Center in NYC to schedule a consultation with Dr. Buechel.

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