For those with osteoarthritis, the pain and difficulties associated with it can be debilitating. Patients may experience stiffness, swelling, reduced range of motion, and tenderness around their joints. Pain can range from mild to severe and even interfere with everyday activities.
The long-term damage to the joints caused by this condition can take a toll on quality of life, making it difficult to perform even simple tasks or exercise. Despite available treatments, such as medication and physical therapy, many patients still struggle daily with managing their symptoms.
If you're ready to find the relief you deserve from osteoarthritis symptoms, Denver Arthritis Clinic is here to help you. Schedule your first appointment today and let our team of experts create a customized plan to treat your specific needs. We look forward to helping you get back on the path to better health.
At Denver Arthritis Clinic, our team of rheumatologists and other healthcare professionals are equipped to diagnose and treat osteoarthritis. From hand pain to knee pain, we can provide the treatment plan you need to start feeling better.
Medications for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis can reduce pain, increase functionality and, for many, may be a possible alternative to surgery. During a patient visit, we can discuss the possible lifestyle modifications, over-the-counter regimens, and prescription medication options available to help a patient improve their functional status.
In addition, we may offer either steroid (cortisone) or viscosupplement injections. We’ll discuss this option with you and develop the best treatment plan for your individual needs.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease caused by wear and tear on the joints over time, as well as other factors. Common causes of osteoarthritis include age-related wear and tear, previous injury to the joint, excess body weight, genetics, repetitive strain injuries, bone deformities or growths, hormonal changes in women, some medications and infections. Many of these potential causes can increase an individual’s risk for developing this condition.
Osteoarthritis can cause pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints, especially those of the neck, shoulders, lower back, hips, hands and feet. Joints may feel tender when touched and movements may be limited.
Other common symptoms include cracking or grinding noises in the joints while moving them (known as crepitus) and deformities.