Welcome to Arthritis Specialists!
Arthritis Specialists, Ltd. is a well established practice serving the Richmond Metropolitan area for over 12 years with a friendly, knowledgeable staff ready to assist you. We offer office locations in North Chesterfield, Richmond, and Mechanicsville. Our offices are open from 8am-5pm daily Monday thru Friday and we participate in most health insurance plans.
Arthritis Specialists has 4 full time physicians that are Board Certified in Rheumatology. All of our physicians have privileges at Chippenham Hospital, Johnston Willis Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center, St. Francis Medical Center, Henrico Doctor’s Hospital, Memorial Regional Medical Center and Retreat Hospital.
For your convenience, each office offers full Infusion Services and a Lab Drawing Station (provided by LabCorp).
Please, call us today at one of our three convenient locations and let’s work together to find the arthritis treatment that's best for you.
Beginning May 01, 2013 our office requires at least 24 hours’ notice for all appointment cancellations. If you are unable to provide 24 hours’ notice, you will be billed a $25.00 charge for your scheduled appointment time.
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis literally means joint inflammation. But the term is often used to refer to any of the more than 100 diseases that affect the joints – where two or more bones meet to allow movement. Currently, there are 46 million people diagnosed with arthritis in the United States. The most common types of arthritis are:
Osteoarthritis – a condition in which the joint cartilage – the tough, smooth shock-absorbing tissue that covers the ends of the bones where they meet – breaks down, causing pain and stiffness.
Rheumatoid arthritis – a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks the thin membrane (synovium) that lines the joints, causing pain, swelling, inflammation, redness, heat and, if not stopped, joint destruction.