A number of conditions are considered joint disorders, from hereditary conditions to acquired infections. Dr. Win Moore can help patients struggling with joint disorders, including:
Paget's disease - An inherited disorder in which bone remodeling is rapidly accelerated, causing arthritis in the joints.
Charcot's joints (neuropathic arthropathy) - Due to reduced sensitivity to pain, joints are progressively destroyed and may result in amputation if inflammation and infection is too severe and not timely treated.
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) - Chronic inflammation of jaw bones.
Osteonecrosis - A disease caused by reduced blood flow to bones in the joints. The lack of blood causes the bone to break down faster than the body can make enough new bone. The bone starts to die and may break down and even lead to infection.
Gout - A painful condition often challenging to treat caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints. Patients can also develop pseudogout, caused by calcium phosphate crystals.
Arthritis (including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis, and Still's disease) - The inflammation of one or more joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. Treatments vary depending on the type of arthritis, with the main goals of arthritis treatments are to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. In severely arthritic joints, joint replacement has become the treatment of choice to restore function.