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Arthritis Care

Arthritis is inflammation of the joints (the points where bones meet) in one or more areas of the body. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, all of which have different causes and treatment methods. The most common form of arthritis in older adults is osteoarthritis. 

Osteoarthritis is a painful problem with the joints. Healthy joints help your body move, bend, and twist. Knees glide up and down stairs without creaking or crunching. Hips move you along on a walk without a complaint. But when you have arthritis, such simple, everyday movements can hurt. Using the stairs can be painful. Walking a few steps, opening a door, and even combing your hair can be hard.

If you’re experiencing difficulty with your joints, talk to your primary care provider about a referral to a rheumatology specialist at St. Luke’s.
 

Highlights & Resources

  • Blog Post

    St. Luke's Doing Trailblazing Work in Treatment of Juvenile and Adult Arthritis

  • Article

    Coping With Osteoarthritis

  • Article

    Osteoarthritis: Exercising With Arthritis

  • Article

    Quick Tips: Modifying Your Home and Work Area When You Have Arthritis

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Classes & Events

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    We'll help prepare you for your joint replacement surgery--what you can expect and how best to recover.

  • Joint Replacement Pre Surgery Class Boise

    Health Management Classes
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    Free, Registration Required

    We'll help prepare you for your joint replacement surgery--what you can expect and how best to recover.

  • Arthritis Pool Exercise: Boise

    Health Management Classes
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    $45.00, Registration Required

    <p>St. Luke's Rehabilitation offers group classes for individuals who benefit from the ease of exercise in water. Instructors guide class members through exercises and provide expertise to help you meet your goals. This is a group exercise class in a heated therapy pool.</p><p>This class can help arthritis patients with:</p><ul><li>Improving range of motion, balance, flexibility, endurance</li><li>Pain relief and improved joint mobility</li><li>Decreasing swelling, improving circulation</li></ul>

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