Arthritis, or “joint inflammation,” is a general term for any of more than 120 different kinds of joint pain. The most common is osteoarthritis. Often called “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis develops when the protective cushion of cartilage covering the ends of the bones breaks down and wears away, causing irritation, stiffness and pain. Osteoarthritis is most common in the hands, spine and the large weight-bearing joints of the knees and hips.
Another common type of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, is characterized by inflamed, swollen and painful knuckles and joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that can affect the whole body, not just the joints, resulting in fever, weight loss and fatigue.
Although there is no cure for arthritis, most conventional treatments seek to help reduce inflammation and reduce pain.
- Hip replacement surgery
- Hip resurfacing surgery
- Knee replacement surgery
- Knee resurfacing surgery
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management