Osteoarthritis can occur in any joint but most commonly affects weight-bearing joints such as knees and hips. The most common effect is inflammation. Inflammation causes pain, tenderness, swelling, and redness. These Arthritis_kneesymptoms are common with osteoarthritis but can be caused by other conditions. Certain movements often aggravate the condition such as stairs, hills, uneven surfaces, getting out of low cars, standing from a seated position, long walks or a missed step.
When seated or at rest for a prolonged time, stiffness is often felt when rising, which decreases with movement over time. Arthritic joints are sensitive to pressure changes. Often patients can detect storms or changes in weather as the barometric pressure changes. Osteoarthritis typically starts gradually over time without a specific injury.healthy-hip-vs-arthritis-hip Some trauma can destroy enough cartilage to begin the conditions immediately. Traditionally osteoarthritis has been treated with total joint replacements.
Today our office uses advanced non-surgical techniques such as Viscosupplementation, Stem Cell Therapy, and the Medical Ozone Therapy. With these tools we have helped thousands of patients avoid joint replacement. Now there is a way to enjoy a higher quality of life without the risks and side effects of surgery.
If you are someone you know is suffering from arthritis or chronic joint pain there is hope.
What Can You Do?
Contact our office at 626-965-2334 to schedule an initial consultation with our Doctor to determine if you are a candidate for care with Spinal Decompression. After carefully studying your case history and exam findings, he will sit down and explain his recommended plan of action for you. After answering any questions you may have about the recommended plan, you may begin your care.