Did you know that, according to the Arthritis Foundation, more than 31 million people living in the United States suffer from osteoarthritis – the most common form of arthritis?
Fortunately, the team at Parkridge Bone & Joint provides arthritis treatment to help you regain your quality of life.
The term “arthritis” refers to a number of medical conditions that cause joint pain. In total, there are more than 100 different kinds of arthritis.
Arthritis impacts millions of Americans, and someone impacted by it may experience a variety of joint-related symptoms, particularly as the condition worsens.
Common symptoms of arthritis include:
- Difficulty walking
- Joint redness
- Joint warmth
- Loss of joint range of motion
- Muscle weakness
- Sharp joint pain
- Stiffness, tenderness and/or swelling
If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, particularly on a recurrent basis, talk with your doctor who can help diagnose the issue and help you find relief. Some symptoms overlap with those of other medical conditions, so it's important to obtain a definitive diagnosis.
We Are Here to Help
If you are suffering from arthritis, our team has a number of treatment options available to help you get back to living your normal routine.
When you're initially diagnosed with arthritis, a doctor may recommend conservative treatment options, including lifestyle changes and oral and injected medications. In some cases, losing weight, even just 5% of your body weight, can help lighten the pressure on your joints and ease the effects of arthritis.
But if those conservative treatment options aren't effective, Parkridge offers a variety of other options, including:
- Joint replacement
Do you feel you might be experiencing arthritis? Make an appointment at Parkridge Bone & Joint today for a medical evaluation and to learn about the arthritis treatment options available to help you regain quality of life.