Osteoarthritis Symptoms and Treatment

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (commonly known as “wear and tear arthritis”) is the most common type of arthritis. It is associated with a breakdown of cartilage in the joints. It can occur in almost any joint in the body, although it most commonly occurs in the weight bearing joints of the hips, knees and spine.

Symptoms

The following are the most common symptoms of Osteoarthritis.

Individuals may experience symptoms differently.

  • joint aches and soreness, especially with movement
  • pain after overuse (or after long periods of inactivity)
  • stiffness after periods of rest and joint swelling.

Treatment

Osteoarthritis is usually managed with a combination of treatments, including exercise, weight loss (if needed). The following are some available treatments of Osteoarthritis.

Please consult with your Hoag physician for a tailored care plan that best suits your situation.

  • Lifestyle Changes 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Pain Management
  • Surgery