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Arthritis is an inflammatory disease that causes pain and swelling in the joints. There are more than 100 types of arthritis. The most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Arthritis is a chronic condition that affects the joints of the body. It can also affect other organs and tissues in the body. There are three main types of arthritis: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is caused by wear and tear on the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system attacks your joints and damages them. Psoriatic arthritis occurs when an autoimmune disorder called psoriasis damages your joints.
Arthritis can be treated with medication or surgery to repair or replace damaged parts of the joint or tissue.
Treatments We Offer For Arthritis
- Physical Therapy Referrals
About Healing Hands
Healing Hands Medical Clinic (HHMC) is an Internal Medicine and Geriatric patient-focused clinic in Midland, TX, owned and operated by Dr. Joyce Alase, MD. Healing Hands provides valuable medical services, including general and preventive care for newly minted adults ages 18 and above. Healing hands offers care for the treatment of chronic medical conditions, weight loss management, aesthetics, hormone replacement, DOT physicals, Immigration physicals, pain management, and wound care for all.
If you’re dealing with chronic illnesses and you aren’t sure where to start, contact us to set an appointment for your initial consultation.
Internal Medicine is adult dedicated medicine by an Internist who is equipped to deal with problems that range from the simplest to the most complex. Internists are trained puzzle solvers dealing with acute and chronic conditions that at times co-occur together
We specialize in treating acute illness in adults. Dr. Joyce Alase is a board-certified internist.
is a focused specialty catering to our aging (65 years +) population. We focus on improving the quality of our elderly loved ones while helping families navigate the ever-changing phases of getting older.
Health Tips and Info
Managing your health as an adult can be challenging. Sometimes you may feel helpless when facing a serious illness. We recommend consulting a physician before following any advice that you may read online. Here are a few general suggestions that may help alleviate chronic or acute illness:
Reduce or stop consuming tobacco, or second hand smoke.
Exercise regularly and resist a sedentary lifestyle
Eat healthy foods that are low in saturated fat & sugar
Maintain a healthy lifestyle by avoiding excessive alcohol consumption.
Keep track of your symptoms to know when to see your doctor for further evaluation
Get enough sleep every night