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Arthritis Specialist

Elite Integrative Medical

Alternative Medicine & Pain Management located in Beverly Hills, CA

Pain, stiffness, and discomfort from arthritis can prevent you from doing the things you love and going about your daily routine. With care from the health care providers at Elite Integrative Medical in Beverly Hills, California, you can get personalized care for your arthritis symptoms to find relief. Using our cutting edge treatments Elite Integrative Medical supports you without the need for invasive surgeries. To set up a consultation, call or book online today.

Arthritis Q & A

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

Joint pain and stiffness commonly characterize arthritis, but it can also cause:

  • Swelling of your joints
  • Pain in one or more joints on one side of your body
  • Pain in the same joints on both sides of your body, like your knees, hips, or shoulders
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Redness over the arthritic joint
  • Joint deformity

Arthritis symptoms can flare up due to cold weather, a lack of physical activity or too much activity, or with increased inflammation from your diet or lifestyle.

What causes arthritis?

Four main types of arthritis determine the cause of your symptoms. Types of arthritis include:


Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis and is caused by wear-and-tear or trauma to your joints.

Inflammatory arthritis

Inflammatory arthritis is caused by any inflammatory condition that attacks your joints, like psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus.

Infectious arthritis

Infectious arthritis occurs when an infection damages a joint. This may be due to a skin infection that spreads to your joint or an infection that develops after surgery. Infectious arthritis is a medical emergency.

Metabolic arthritis

Metabolic arthritis is the result of the deposit of metabolic products into your joints through your bloodstream; gout is the most common form.

Based on the location of your pain, medical history, and symptoms, your Elite Integrative Medical provider can narrow down which category of arthritis you have.

How is arthritis diagnosed and treated?

There are over 100 different types of arthritis within the four categories. To diagnose the exact type of arthritis you have, your provider first asks about your medical and family history and symptoms. They then examine the affected joints for signs of stiffness, redness, and swelling.

Your provider may order X-rays, an MRI, or a blood test to determine which type of arthritis you have and how severe it is. Based on your diagnosis, they provide treatment recommendations, such as:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Integrative Medicine Technique
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Injections, like corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid
  • Dietary supplements

Your provider can recommend at-home exercises and stretches to help with your symptoms, too.

Find out if we can improve your arthritis symptoms by calling or booking a consultation online now at Elite Integrative Medical.