Knee Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
Most people are likely to experience some level of arthritis in their joints in their lifetime, especially the knee joints. There are many different types of arthritis, or inflammation of the joints. The three most common in the knee are rheumatoid, osteoarthritis and post-injury arthritis. Any of these types of arthritis can cause knee pain and limit mobility. There is not a cure for these conditions, but treatments to help are available. The experts at Medici Spine & Pain can help to slow down knee arthritis degeneration and minimize pain at our clinics in the Atlanta area.
The most common type of knee arthritis is osteoarthritis. This condition speeds up the deterioration of the cartilage in the joint, causing inflammation, pain and limited mobility. Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear on the knee joint, which can be worsened by obesity, injuries and other conditions. Osteoarthritis is most common in those of middle age or beyond, whereas rheumatoid or post-injury arthritis can occur earlier in life. Symptoms of knee arthritis include:
- Swelling of the joint
- Increasing pain, with or without knee use
- Deteriorating knee stability – locking or buckling
- Popping or clicking in the knee
- Decreased range of motion
In most cases, knee arthritis symptoms begin slowly and become worse over time. Starting conservative treatments early can slow the progression and reduce the need for surgery or more aggressive treatment.
Slowing Arthritis Progression and Controlling Knee Pain
At Medici Spine & Pain, we utilize a multidisciplinary approach to treating knee arthritis. We want to help slow the progression of the disease and help manage any knee pain for our patients. There are regenerative medicine treatments that can help restore healthy cartilage or fluid in the knee for improved function. We also have pain management options and physiotherapy treatments to improve mobility and quality of life for our patients with knee arthritis.
You do not need to suffer with the pain and restrictions of knee arthritis. Come visit our pain physicians at Medici Spine & Pain to learn more about our advanced options for treating arthritis and managing chronic pain.