Arthritis and Osteoarthrosis
Arthritis, osteoarthrosis, and osteoporosis are painful debilitating conditions that require a specialist's care. Although these conditions are caused by various issues, all stem from a degeneration of bones or joints. Prevention of further damage, managing pain relief, and reversing bone or cartilage loss are the main goals of treatment.
Over 100 rheumatic diseases are forms of arthritis, the most common of which are osteoarthrosis and rheumatoid arthritis. About 1 in 5 U.S. adults are affected by arthritis. Debilitating joint pain and deterioration can develop slowly and worsen over time until you are barely able to perform routine activities.
Osteoarthrosis is also known as Degenerative Bone Disease and is an excruciatingly painful condition. Symptoms develop slowly and worsen over time until you are barely able to perform routine activities.
Osteoporosis, or “porous bones”, is caused by a lack of calcium and other minerals in your bones. Bones can become so weak and brittle that even mild stressors like coughing can cause a fracture. Because osteoporosis causes no initial pain, it is recommended that people at high risk get a bone density scan after the age of 65 for women and 70 for men.
If you would like your symptoms diagnosed or evaluated, or would like to explore our treatment options for these debilitating conditions, contact one of our physicians at a location near you.