Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints that becomes worse and causes more damage over time, especially when left untreated. Osteoarthritis is common and effects people who are middle-aged or older and is caused by repeated use of the joint, weight, injury, and family history. It can affect any joint in the body and is associated with a variety of symptoms that range from mild to life-style altering.
Symptoms of osteoarthritis include:
- Pain in and around the joints of the body
- Swelling around the joints
- Cracking, grinding, or stiffness when moving the joint
How is osteoarthritis treated?
Treatment of osteoarthritis centers around controlling the pain in the joint and reducing the symptoms associated with the disease. Once damage has occurred, it cannot be reversed, but proper treatment can keep damage from worsening. Treatment options include:
- Weight loss and management
- Intra-articular joint injection
Contact Omega Rehabilitation and Spine today. James L. Carlisle, MD can evaluate and help plan effective treatment for occasional or chronic pain. If pain is a persistent or long-lasting problem in your everyday life, you shouldn’t wait a minute longer. Call today.