When treating OsteoArthritis pain, there are many treatment options. There is no single correct course of action—it will vary depending on personal medical histories, lifestyle and more. And while the modalities involved in treating OsteoArthritis are numerous and ever-evolving, it can be useful to think of them in three broad categories. [Read more…]
Osteoarthritis knee pain is caused when protective cartilage in the joint has broken down, leaving knee bones to rub together. This type of pain can be especially frustrating because athletes and former athletes are more prone to it; suddenly physical activity becomes markedly more difficult for those who have lived their lives as some of the most physically active people among us. Millions of Americans suffer from it, but far fewer realize how many treatment options they have short of ibuprofen or aspirin for pain. This leads to many knee replacement surgeries that could potentially be avoided with more effective treatment options. If you suffer or think you may suffer from osteoarthritis knee pain, talk to your healthcare practitioner about an Osteoarthritis Treatment Program, and keep the following things in mind. [Read more…]
When Jeanine started suffering from knee pain, she told herself that she should just “run through the pain.” That’s a refrain that’s typical of many patients suffering from OsteoArthritis of the knee pain, particularly those who are especially athletic or active. In fact, OsteoArthritis in athletes can sometimes be even harder to diagnose because of those individuals’ tolerance for pain. [Read more…]
When Jon found that the knee pain he had experienced for years was getting worse and starting to have a negative impact on his everyday life—including taking his giant schnauzers for walks—he decided to participate in Arrowhead Health Center’s OsteoArthritis of the Knee Program.
Knee pain is something that can heavily impact the quality of your lifestyle, which is why you should consider these treatments that will help you avoid knee surgery. Whether you are trying to manage OsteoArthritis pain or you’re suffering from a sports-related injury, knee surgery is something that is costly, painful, and sometimes not even effective. Why waste money when there are plenty of other options that will help you rebuild the strength and use of your knee? [Read more…]
Managing OsteoArthritis pain can be challenging. And many factors contribute to successful treatment. Unfortunately, there is no specific OsteoArthritis diet plan. As a basic rule of thumb, you will want to stick to foods that relieve inflammation and avoid inflammatory ones. The following lists can give you some ideas for which foods to eat more of and which to avoid to manage your OA pain. [Read more…]
Are you ready for this? Arthritis is the nation’s No. 1 cause of disability! Shocking, we know. Within the arthritis category, there are many types of the ailment, but OsteoArthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis, affecting nearly 27 million Americans. What’s more, almost 1 out of every 2 people symptoms of will develop OsteoArthritis of the knee pain in their lifetime, according to the Center for Disease Control. Chances are you have or know someone that has or will have OA, so take note of these 5 surprising facts about OsteoArthritis of the knee pain. [Read more…]
Pain is a lifestyle killer. It sucks the fun out of your life by limiting your experiences and interrupting your daily routine. It causes your to miss out on events and just makes you crazy with its constant presence. When it comes to managing that pain, where do you start? Is there something out there that can help alleviate the pain or get rid of it altogether? Very often a strong factor in the pain game is the amount of inflammation in your body. Inflammation occurs as a reaction to injury or infection whereby the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful. So we must ask, are there ways to reduce inflammation in order to reduce pain or possibly ways to eliminate it altogether? [Read more…]