Get Informed: Osteoarthritis Symptoms and Treatment
As we age, our body sometimes gets tired of how we treat it – no matter how much we try to convince ourselves that we are the best caretakers. Often this confrontation between mind and body takes the form of osteoarthritis, a common but painful condition.
What exactly is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage wears away and the bones start to rub together. This results in osteoarthritis symptoms such as pain, stiffness and inflammation.
Check out this video from Health Choices First. In it, Dr. Kam Shojania speaks about osteoarthritis and the management of this very common ailment. http://www.healthchoicesfirst.com/category/arthritis/osteoarthritis/management-of-osteoarthritis
Treatment for osteoarthritis may include lifestyle changes (including exercise to strengthen the muscles in the affected area), changes to diet (most commonly losing weight to relieve pressure on the joints), or medication prescribed by a physician (to help improve function and to manage pain). Other treatments may include injections (Viscosupplementation) to help with the lubrication of the joints. The treatment will all depend on your unique situation.
If you are suffering from osteoarthritis and would like to speak to someone about the various treatment options available, Athletic Edge Sports Medicine can help. We have years of experience managing osteoarthritic symptoms, and have the knowledge and tools to help you achieve real relief. Call us today at 416-800-0800.