Sports Medicine of Monterey Bay -  - Sports Medicine Specialist

Warren A. Scott, MD

Sports Medicine Specialist located in Monterey Bay, Soquel, CA

Arthritis

From swollen, stiff joints to pains that make even the smallest movements hurt, arthritis impacts over 54 million Americans and causes more disability than any other condition in the country. At Sports Medicine of Monterey Bay, Warren A. Scott, MD, combines traditional therapies and cutting-edge techniques to reduce your arthritis pain and restore range of motion. With offices conveniently located in both Soquel and Monterey Bay, California, Dr. Scott has helped thousands of patients and can help you, too. Call today to schedule your appointment or book it online.

Arthritis Q & A

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

Arthritis symptoms can differ in severity and frequency but share the same essential characteristics. When you have arthritis, your joints become inflamed. They may swell and stiffen and often are accompanied by a dull ache. In some cases, arthritis limits your joint’s range of motion.

Although arthritis can impact any joint in your body, it’s most common in the:

  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Wrist
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Foot
  • Ankle

What causes arthritis?

Different types of arthritis have various causes. Osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage in your joints breaks down, which is often due to wear and tear, aging, or repetitive movements.

In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s immune system malfunctions and attacks the lining of your joints. Considered an autoimmune disease, the cause of this type of arthritis is unknown.

Gout — a type of arthritis that leads to sudden, extreme pain in the joints — is caused when uric acid crystals accumulate in your joint, leading to inflammation, redness, and pain.

In other cases, injury, infections, or underlying disease may lead to the development of arthritis.

Can you manage arthritis symptoms at home?

When you have mild arthritis symptoms, Dr. Scott recommends using self-management techniques to control your pain and improve mobility. Some of the most important things you can do to improve your symptoms at home include:

  • Engaging in 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week
  • Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight
  • Eliminating inflammation-causing foods from your diet
  • Using heat and ice therapy to manage pain and swelling

How is arthritis treated?

Dr. Scott’s recommended treatment depends on the type and severity of your arthritis. If your symptoms interfere with daily functions, he may suggest medications to reduce inflammation, help with arthritis pain, or stop your immune system from attacking your joints.

In addition to medication, Dr. Scott often prescribes at-home exercises to strengthen your body, support your joints, and restore your range of motion. He also may ask that you engage in low-impact activities, like walking, biking, or yoga.

In some cases, he may use a more aggressive arthritis therapy, such as:

  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Injection therapy
  • Prolotherapy

If your arthritis makes it difficult to do the things you love, find a solution with a fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist. Call to schedule your appointment with Dr. Scott or book online now.

Insurance Providers

Please check with your insurance provider to see if your medical care will be covered. Dr. Scott does not accept HMO, MediCal, Medicaid.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
HealthNet
Medicare
United Healthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "I have seen Doctor Scott for more than five years. He is my absolute favorite sports medicine doctor. He is a genius. Cannot recommend him more."

    William P.
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    "He's what a good specialist should be. Got joints? Take 'em to Dr. W. Scott. He has a good bedside manner as well."

    Dan N.
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    "In a short period of time, he figured out what was wrong, prescribed a recovery plan, and has me already getting re-conditioned."

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  • facebook

    "Dr. Scott (aka Dr. Feel Good) has been taking care of me and my career in the fitness profession and my active lifestyle for about 20 years. He's the best!"

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  • "Dr. Scott is the best. He's helped me through a variety of injuries. He always gets to the root of the problem very quickly."

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  • "Dr. Scott is a great diagnostician and developed a clear treatment plan for me. I appreciate that he offers options other than surgery."

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    K. M.
  • "Takes as much time as you need and completely explains everything. Great doctor."

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  • "Dr. Scott excels in his profession because he is concise, and to the point while at the same time caring and understanding."

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  • "Dr. Scott has saved me from increased pain & debilitation after a few other specialists failed to diagnose my problems."

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  • "Dr. Scott is a down to earth, tell it how it is type of doctor that can get to the root of the diagnosis & give you a game plan."

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Location
Sports Medicine of Monterey Bay
5161 Soquel Drive, Suite B
Monterey Bay

Soquel, CA 95073
Phone: 831-479-7800
Fax: 831-479-7089
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831-479-7800

Warren Scott, MD
5161 Soquel Drive
Suite B
Soquel, CA 95073