For Comprehensive Treatment of Arthritis, AutoImmune Disorders and Osteoporosis
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 one in three adults suffers from arthritis or a related condition. For seven million Americans, the condition is so severe that it limits everyday activities such as walking, dressing or bathing.
The Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center at Long Beach Medical Center is a comprehensive resource for diagnosing and treating osteoporosis and a wide variety of arthritis syndromes, including:
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Sjogren’s syndrome
• Psoriatic arthritis
• Ankylosing spondylitis.
Our Team Approach
Under the direction of Sandeep Gupta, M.D., a board certified rheumatologist, The Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center utilizes a team approach to provide patients with comprehensive, coordinated care. Team members include orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, neurologists, physiatrists, radiologists, pain medicine specialists and physical and occupational therapists.
We offer comprehensive services, including:
Superb Diagnostic Capabilities
The Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center offers quick and convenient diagnostic testing utilizing Long Beach Medical Center’s state-of-the-art Medical Imaging Department. With its recently completed $4 million renovation to upgrade and expand equipment, the Medical Imaging Department offers exceptional MRI technology; CT scanning; nuclear medicine, x-ray, and bone density testing.
Physical and Occupational Therapy
Many patients and their doctors find physical and occupational therapy an essential part of arthritis treatment. Physical therapy can help patients cope with pain and disability caused by arthritis, while occupational therapy helps develop adaptive devices that will help patients in their activities of daily living.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, physical activity can reduce pain and improve function, mobility, mood, and quality of life for most adults with many types of arthritis including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and lupus.
Most people with arthritis can safely participate in a self-directed physical activity program or join one of many programs available. Long Beach Medical Center offers its Fitwell Club, a health and fitness club sponsored by the Medical Center’s Physical Therapy Department.
Our certified trainers work with each individual to devise a fitness program that is appropriate for their fitness level, with realistic goals that include reducing pain and improving quality of life. For a nominal monthly fee, participants have unlimited access to state-of-the art gym equipment, exercise classes and one-on-one instruction with our certified trainers. For information on joining the Fitwell Club, call (516) 897-4300.
Pain Management Services
Our Pain Management Center offers skilled pain management specialists who utilize interventional pain management to provide relief from chronic pain. For more information on pain management services, call (516) 897-4365 or visit by clicking here.
Our Orthopaedic Center of Excellence specializes in joint replacement and spine surgery. Staffed by orthopaedic surgeons from Hospital for Joint Diseases/NYU Langone Medical Center and Long Beach Medical Center, this exciting new collaboration brings outstanding surgical expertise to our campus, coupled with the renowned rehabilitation care of Long Beach Medical Center. For more information on Orthopaedic services, please click here.
Comprehensive, Coordinated Care
Regardless of whether your symptoms are mild or if you have had joint pain for years, our Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center is committed to your care and cmfort. We offer the latest arthritis drugs and injectible therapies, as well as traditional treatments and therapies.
If you or someone you love is experiencing pain, stiffness or swelling in and around a joint for more than two weeks, they may be experiencing arthritis or a related condition, and should consider consulting a physician.
For more information or to make an appointment at The Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center, please call us at (516)897-2295.
Our offices are located on the Long Beach Medical Center campus at:
Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center at
Long Beach Medical Center
759 Lincoln Blvd.
Long Beach, NY 11561