Do you suffer from the pain of
degenerative joint disease in Cape May? This common condition, also known as osteoarthritis or “wear and tear arthritis”, is the most common form of joint disorders, occurring most commonly in the hands, knees, hips, and/or spine. At Rothman Institute, our orthopaedic experts understand the effect that this condition can have on patients like you. We offer the guidance and treatment options that can help patients with degenerative joint disease in Cape May find relief.
Understanding Your Condition
Although pain is the most common symptom of osteoarthritis, patients also notice stiffness or swelling of the joints with this condition. These symptoms tend to worsen with activity, although in the most severe cases, they may even occur at night and impede the patient’s ability to sleep.
Treatment Options Available
Physical or occupational therapy
Bone realignment surgery
Joint replacement surgery
Before beginning any of the above treatments, your doctor will take the time to evaluate your particular condition, overall health, and your needs. Based on this information, she or he will work to create a plan to treat your symptoms. Typically, treatment plans will begin with more conservative options such as medication or therapy before moving toward surgical options if necessary.
Rothman Institute Can Help
To make an appointment with a Rothman Institute doctor, please call our offices today at 1.800.321.9999.