Osteoarthritis Treatment and Relief
According to the Arthritis Foundation, osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and affects an estimated 27 million Americans. The degeneration of the cartilage in the joints from osteoarthritis can cause intense pain and limit mobility, worsening as the disease progresses. While there is not a cure for osteoarthritis, it can be slowed, and the symptoms can be managed. Our team at Allied Pain & Spine Institute can help treat the symptoms of this painful condition and offer relief for our patients at our clinic in San Jose.
What are the Symptoms of Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis can impact any joint, from knees, shoulders and wrists, to the facet joints in the spine. As the cartilage deteriorates, the friction increases in the joints, leading to inflammation, bone spurs and other issues. Eventually, the degeneration of the cartilage can lead to severe joint damage and dysfunction. Symptoms include stiffness, pain and swelling, which can make it difficult to move limb joints. Osteoarthritis in the spine can put pressure on the surrounding nerves and tissues, causing referred pain and dysfunction throughout the body.
At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we create proactive, reactive and preventive treatment plans for osteoarthritis at all stages for our patients. Each patient is given a personalized treatment plan based on their type of osteoarthritis, stage and other contributing factors. We offer pain and inflammation management through medications and injection therapy, but also use other treatment options that can offer relief. Our facility offers cutting-edge treatment options such as stem cell therapy, PRP treatments and many other therapies that can give relief and slow the progression of osteoarthritis for our patients.
If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis or believe you may have symptoms of the disease, contact Allied Pain & Spine Institute today to schedule an exam and evaluation at our clinic. We can begin exploring treatment options to improve your comfort and mobility, for a higher quality of life.