Arthritis Diagnosis and Treatment
Characterized by chronic joint inflammation, arthritis afflicts the patient with a level of pain, stiffness and general discomfort that can impede and disrupt daily activities.
Osteoarthritis, which afflicts more than 3 million people in the United States every year, stems from the degeneration of joint cartilages; that customary wear and tear that often affects aging bodies. Yet the arthritis patient does not have to live with the suffering; they can seek relief from a number of treatments and surgical options aimed toward easing and alleviating the effects of osteoarthritis.
Treatments for severe arthritis could include PRP (PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma is a treatment method that involves therapeutic injections to combat the effects of osteoarthritis pain). PRP injections consist of blood-based growth factors taken straight from the patient’s blood plasma and applied to an injured area–causing new tissues to formulate and thus both alleviate inflammation in the tissue and promote the additional formation of tissue.
Other treatments for arthritis is include anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, bracing, and injections of corticosteroid, or hyaluronic acid (gel) injections, which can alleviate inflammation and assist with joint lubrication.