At Orthopaedic Bone & Joint Specialists, PA, we disagree. We can help you find arthritis treatment that can arrest the effects of degenerative joint disease, provide maximum pain relief and restore joint mobility and function.
Degenerative Joint Disease – Contributing Factors
While millions of aging Americans suffer from the pain of arthritis, degenerative joint disease is not inevitable. It is difficult to predict who will or will not be afflicted as they age, but there are some known contributing factors that make arthritis more likely, including:
- Repetitive stress on a joint
- Impact-induced injury (this may be a sports injury that develops from frequent/constant pressure or blunt force trauma)
- Inflammation-inciting diet and/or lifestyle
Arthritis is especially likely to affect a joint if treatment is not sought after an injury and the joint does not heal properly.
Degenerative Arthritis Treatment Options
Mild arthritis may be managed by OTC pain relievers, heat and other home remedies. But for those who suffer significant joint degeneration, medical intervention may be necessary. While many pain management specialists rely on narcotics, Dr. Altman at Orthopaedic Bone & Joint Specialists, PA strives to find non-narcotic and non-surgical treatments.
Strategies to help you manage orthopaedic pain include:
- Exercise/joint strengthening
- Physical therapy
- Inflammation-reducing nutritional supplementation and/or counseling
If degenerative joint disease has compromised the joint to the point that natural healing and repair is no longer possible, total joint replacement may be considered.
Degenerative Joint Disease Relief in ABQ
Our mission at Orthopaedic Bone & Joint Specialists, PA is to restore joint mobility and function and relieve pain. Even sufferers of degenerative arthritis may be able to find effective treatment without pain medication or surgery. To learn more about your options, contact us to schedule a consultation.