What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a chronic degenerative joint disease that affects mostly middle-aged and older adults. Osteoarthritis is characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage. Although it can occur in any joint, usually it affects the hands, knees, hips, or spine. The disease is also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease.        



Symptoms and Signs of Osteoarthritis

The most common symptom of osteoarthritis is pain after overuse of a joint or prolonged inactivity of a joint. The most common joints affected by osteoarthritis include the hips, knees, fingers, feet, and spine. Symptoms of osteoarthritis usually develop slowly over many years. The following are the most common symptoms of osteoarthritis. However each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

  • Joint pain
  • Joint stiffness, especially after sleeping or inactivity
  • Limited joint movement as the disease progresses
  • Grinding of joints when moved (in more advanced stages of osteoarthritis) as the cartilage wears away

The symptoms of osteoarthritis may resemble other medical conditions or problems. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.

Treatment for Osteoarthritis

At BackFit Health + Spine specific treatment for osteoarthritis will be determined by your medical doctors, pain specialists, chiropractors and physical therapists based on:

  • Your age, overall health, and medical history
  • Extent of the condition
  • Your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, and therapies
  • Expectation for the course of the condition
  • Your opinion or preference

Those suffering from knee pain typically have a variety of treatment options available as part of BackFit Health + Spine’s Sports Medicine Program, including

  • Specialized Stem Cell Therapy and High Concentrate PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
  • All natural, FDA-approved Hyaluronic acid injections comfort and soothe painful knees
  • Injections are ultrasound guided to ensure the most accurate delivery and placement.
  • Chiropractic Care to target pelvic and knee or joint instability and imbalances.
  • We create a customized Physical Therapy program to maximize benefits.
  • Our licensed Physical Therapists and exercise therapists work individually with each patient.
  • Diagnostic on site X-Ray and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound imaging
  • Customized Knee Support Braces
  • Medical Care- Topical Analgesics, Natural Pain Reliving Medication
  • Nutritional Joint Supplementation to support healthy tissue and cartilage repair
painful knee from arthritis

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