Arthritis shouldn’t make you sit this one out.

At Mercyhealth, we believe you shouldn’t have to battle chronic arthritis pain in your daily work and play, so we’ve devised customizable plans to deal with your specific form of degenerative or inflammatory joint pain.

Addressing arthritis early is the key to getting successful treatment for pain and stiffness, so come see us soon if your spine, knees, hips, fingers and other joints are giving you trouble.

Mercyhealth’s team of orthopedic specialists, surgeons and physical therapists can help you manage your arthritis with minimal intervention, helping you to move sore joints with therapy and exercise or lose weight if necessary. We can prescribe the right orthopedic device to make everyday chores and even fun events more comfortable.

We also offer state-of-the-art invasive treatments, like joint replacements, medications and injection therapy (corticosteroid or hyaluronic acid).

You may not know if your pain is related to arthritis, so it’s always a good idea to consult a Mercyhealth orthopedic specialist. Once diagnosed, you may find there are many types and causes for arthritis:

  • Osteoarthritis is the type most patients are familiar with, caused by the overuse of joints from aging or activities.
  • Autoimmune diseases and other illnesses, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, can have arthritis as a side effect or symptom.
  • Septic arthritis is caused by infection.
  • Problems with the body’s ability to regulate levels of acids, such as with gout, or problems with the body’s structures – such as the pinched nerves cause by carpal tunnel syndrome – can bring on arthritis as well.

Services and Treatments


Van Matre HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital

950 S. Mulford Rd.
Rockford, IL 61108

Phone: (815) 381-8500
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