Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic Offers Osteoarthritis Treatment for Patients in Reno, NV & Surrounding Areas
Do you have pain and stiffness in your joints? Have you been living with these symptoms for some time now? If so, you may have osteoarthritis. Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic is pleased to offer osteoarthritis treatment to patients in Reno, Nevada, and the surrounding areas.
What Is Osteoarthritis?
Before discussing potential treatment methods, it may be helpful to explain exactly what osteoarthritis is. Osteoarthritis, which is the most common form of arthritis, causes the cartilage that protects the ends of bones to gradually wear away. This can take place anywhere in the body, but most often affects the spine, hands, hips, and knees. Osteoarthritis causes a number of unpleasant symptoms, including the following:
- Grating sensation
- Joint stiffness
- Clicking sound in joints
- Mild swelling
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition, meaning that it worsens over time. As such, osteoarthritis symptoms tend to get more severe as time passes.
How Can I Treat My Osteoarthritis?
Unfortunately, the degenerative process associated with osteoarthritis cannot be reversed. With that being said, however, there are various ways to manage the symptoms caused by this condition. Many osteoarthritis patients have found success using conservative treatment methods such as pain medication, corticosteroid injections, physical therapy, and gentle exercise. In some cases, however, surgery may be needed. If that’s true for you, you can rest easy knowing that the team of orthopedic specialists at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic includes surgeons who are well-versed in joint replacement operations, as well as physical and occupational therapists who can guide you through rehabilitation. When you make an appointment with us, we’ll discuss your symptoms, perform an evaluation, and recommend a course of treatment best suited to your needs.
Schedule an Appointment
If you believe that you may have osteoarthritis, please contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic to make an appointment at our Reno, NV, office. We look forward to helping restore your function, mobility, and quality of life.