Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time. Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint in your body, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine.
Osteoarthritis is a chronic (long-term) disease. Multiple treatments are available to manage symptoms. Long-term management of the disease will include several factors: Managing symptoms, such as pain, stiffness and swelling, improving joint mobility and flexibility, maintaining a healthy weight, and getting enough of exercise.
You can also have surgery such as a cortisone injection or a lubricant injection for pain relief. If you prefer a more natural way of treatment you can reach out to a physical therapist and they can guide you through different movements and occupational therapy to help with the pain.Schedule An Appointment