If you suffer from degenerative arthritis, or osteoarthritis, you’re not alone. Millions of people experience joint pain or stiffness due to wear and tear on your joints. With arthritis, the soft cartilage that cushions your bones begins to wear away and gets progressively worse over time. Arthritis pain is most common in your knees, hips and hands.
While there is no cure for arthritis, there are many options for relieving your pain, preventing further damage to your joints and improving quality of life.
Your options include:
- Lifestyle changes to maintain a healthy weight
- Exercise plans and food supplements
- Pain relief medication and heat/cold therapy
- Cortisone Injections
- Viscosupplementation Injections
At Parkridge Bone & Joint, our experienced care team will partner with you to create the best plan for your unique needs. We always focus on the most conservative, non-surgical treatment options so you can live your life without arthritis pain.
Sometimes surgery is necessary to repair or replace damaged joints from arthritis. These procedures can help eliminate pain and restore mobility if other treatment methods aren’t enough.
- Arthroscopy – Minimally invasive procedure to clean out pieces of cartilage or bone that are causing pain or reduced mobility.
- Joint replacement (arthroplasty) – Procedure to remove all or part of the damaged joint and replace it with durable, synthetic devices.
- Osteotomy – Procedure to realign relieve pressure on a damaged arthritic joint.
- Arthrodesis – Procedure to fuse bones together to reduce pain, but significantly limit joint mobility.
Dr. Redish at Parkridge Bone & Joint has over 30 years of experience helping patients in Chattanooga find relief from arthritis pain. He specializes in innovative orthopedic surgery techniques like trapezius metacarpal arthroplasty to help you get back to doing what you love. We will walk you through all of your options and find the best solution for your arthritis pain.
The Art of Orthopedics
May 02, 2019 - 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?