Arthritis is a common disorder that causes swelling of the joints. There are dozens of different types of arthritis, but the most common by far is osteoarthritis. Osteo Relief Institute dedicates itself to treating these patients.
Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage around the joints begins to degenerate or break down. This can happen due to advancing age, sports injuries, excessive weight, and genetics. When the cartilage wears down enough, this supportive tissue around the joints allows the bones to rub one another at the joint junction. It is this rubbing that causes swelling and pain ranging from mild to severe. Osteo Relief Institute has an excellent team of specialists that include board certified orthopedists and physical therapists specially trained in orthopedic therapy.
Conservative treatments such as weight loss, exercises, and walking can help lessen the stiffening caused by osteoarthritis. There are times, of course, when surgical intervention is necessary when other treatments fail or run their course. Minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgeries are far less debilitating than full joint replacements.
The team at Osteo Relief Institute understands the pain their patients suffer with on a daily basis. Their compassionate care is one of the reasons their patients seek them out, treating patients as though they’re family. There is no cure for osteoarthritis but there are treatments to help with the pain. There are over the counter drugs known as NSAIDs or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (CrunchBase). This class of drugs includes aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. There are also prescription pain medications that are anti-inflammatory or opioids to name a few.
The physicians at Osteo Relief Institute have dedicated themselves to helping those suffering from osteoarthritis without using strong pain medications which can cause dependence, or NSAIDs, which can be irritating to the stomach.
This type of arthritis is commonly seen in the larger joints such as the knee, spine, and hip. These joints, in particular, are under considerable stress by harnessing a burden of the body’s weight. The compassionate staff at the Osteo Relief Institute has the latest equipment and FDA approved techniques to treat this osteoarthritis pain without surgery.
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