osteoarthritis & joint pain
Osteoarthritis, or OA, is a degenerative joint condition. Although OA is often considered an older person’s disease, people in their 20s and 30s can develop the condition too. A progressive disease, signs and symptoms gradually worsen over time. Any joint in the body is susceptible, but it commonly occurs in the hips, knees, lower back, and neck. No two cases are alike, so it’s important to get accurately diagnosed for the best treatment plan to fit your needs and lifestyle.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OSTEOARTHRITIS AND JOINT PAIN
Osteoarthritis is usually a progressive disease that occurs when flexible tissue at the ends of bone wears down, although osteoarthritis can affect anyone at any age.
Osteoarthritis cannot be cured, but it can be managed through expertly-guided treatment plans and care.
COMMON SYMPTOMS OF OSTEOARTHRITIS OR JOINT PAIN INCLUDE:
- Bony enlargements in the middle and end joints of the fingers
- Joint aching and soreness, especially with movement
- Joint swelling
- Pain after overuse
- Pain after long periods of inactivity
- Stiffness after periods of rest
WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING
[Since my bulging disc correction] I haven't had pain in my leg at all and had only a little pain in my back from my surgery, but zero pain in my legs, the sciatica is gone.
Edward, age 55, bulging disc injury
Today my back and hip feel tremendous. My legs are still a bit weak, possibly from nerve damage that occurred prior to surgery. I’m going to physical therapy 3 times per week. I was back at work on November 15th, 3 weeks after surgery.
Robert, age 58,
history of disc herniation and previous surgeries
Nobody likes to be injured and neck surgery is a delicate procedure, but Dr. Massoud explained what needed to be done, which made me feel more comfortable. [Post-surgery] I felt great, and today the pain is completely gone.
Francisco, Age 48, Cervical Injury