Understanding arthritis

Greenville native Dr. John Tower offers advice for Arthritis Awareness Month

May is Arthritis Awareness Month and according to the Centers for Disease Control, it affects up to one in four adults in the United States. Under the umbrella of arthritis are different forms of the disease, which include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, gout and childhood arthritis.

Dr. John Tower is a rheumatologist affiliated with Beaumont Health in the Detroit area and as a Greenville native, he also offers some office hours locally as well. He helps distinguish different forms of arthritis, treatments and explains how the various forms of arthritis affect the body.