The bone ends at joints are protected by a cartilage cushion. Arthritis can cause damage to this cartilage leading to joint pain and stiffness. There are more than 100 different kinds of arthritis. The two most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoidare also numerous other causes for joint pain besides arthritis, such as fractures, nerve damage, circulation problems, infections, and even cancer. It is important not to assume that your joint pain is simply arthritis. Orthopedic surgeons have the most education and training in diagnosing joint pain. Our board certified orthopedic surgeons can give you a proper diagnosis for your joint pain and help develop a treatment plan for you. We have a variety of treatment options for arthritis to help ease your discomfort and allow you to get back to doing the things you want to do.