Arthritis and Joint Conditions
Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are characterized by pain, swelling and limited movement in joints and connective tissues in the body. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 70 million people in the U.S. have some form of arthritis or chronic joint symptoms.
Unfamiliar with some arthritis terms? See our Arthritis Glossary
How we help people with arthritis
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC)is here to help you, whether you are noticing mild symptoms of arthritis or you have had joint pain for many years. Here at the Arthritis Center we are committed to treating you as a whole person, not just your condition, through a team effort carefully coordinated by a physician expert in arthritis care.
RIC offers comprehensive arthritis rehabilitation for people whose functional abilities have been affected by arthritis (osteoarthritis, psoriatic, rheumatoid), hip fractures, joint replacement, orthopedic conditions, osteoporosis, spine disfiguration as well as balance, rheumatologic or musculoskeletal disorders. Medical services are provided through all levels of care including inpatient and day rehabilitation and outpatient therapy. Some of the therapies offered at RIC include the newest arthritis drugs, injectable therapies, individual and group therapy and much more.
See the services offered dealing with arthritis
Our arthritis experts
Our physiatrists and rheumatologists lead teams that include rehabilitation nurses, physical and occupational therapists, as well as alternative health providers who specialize in arthritis and joint pain.
RIC's Arthritis Experts
Research at RIC
Our ongoing research into arthritis prevention and treatment puts the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at the forefront of the knowledge curve, allowing us to offer the benefits of that knowledge to you. In addition, if you are interested in arthritis and pain research, there may be opportunities to participate in research studies at RIC.
Current Arthritis Research
Living with arthritis
It is important for those living with arthritis to have all the tools necessary to build self-empowerment and determination to set goals and live life to the fullest.
Explore our resources for Living With Arthritis