According to a report by the CDC in 2020, about 15 million people in the U.S. living with arthritis experience severe joint pain. Arthritis is characterized by joint inflammation and swelling, often in the knees, elbows, or hips. There are several different types of arthritis, osteoarthritis being the most common one. Autoimmune arthritis can also develop in individuals whose immune systems attack their own healthy bone and tissue cells. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of autoimmune arthritis. Arthritis-related severe joint pain can affect individuals of all ages across all ethnicities, although it is most commonly seen in older adults. There are several options patients can explore to manage their chronic pain, such as taking over-the-counter pain medications, incorporating physical exercise, weight loss, cognitive behavioral therapy, dietary modifications, and in some cases, medical procedures. To learn more about the procedures we offer at the Revitalize Medical Center pain management clinic, please refer to our “Services” section.