The #1 Choice For Non-Operative Knee Arthritis Treatment In ...

The #1 Choice For Non-Operative Knee Arthritis Treatment In South Jersey

August 27th, 2015

 

Are you looking for

non-operative knee arthritis treatment in South Jersey? Look no further than Rothman Institute! With multiple

locations in the area, we offer only the finest, sub-specialty trained orthopaedic doctors who use the latest technology and innovative techniques.

What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis is the inflammation of the joint that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and at times may cause deformity.

There Are Three Main Types of Arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis - This is the most common type of arthritis found in mostly women over 50. This specific type of arthritis is sometimes genetic. It is where the bone rubs together due to the cartilage joint wearing away. This may cause severe pain and possibly disability.

  • Traumatic Arthritis - Arthritis caused by a fall or injury. When this happens, the knee can heal poorly and there is extra force placed on the knee which causes the cartilage to wear away.

  • Inflammatory Arthritis - Enzymes in the joint are released which cause the softening of the cartilage that will ultimately destroy it. Conditions involving inflammatory arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and lupus.

Options For Non-Surgical Treatment

There is no cure for arthritis. But there are many ways to keep the symptoms under control. Rothman Institute is here to provide the best non-surgical knee arthritis treatment options:

  • Medication - There are several options from ibuprofen to corticosteroids that are injected.

  • Physical Therapy - Specific exercises that are prescribed can increase flexibility and range of motion to help strengthen leg muscles.

  • Assistive Devices - Canes, braces, knee sleeves and shock-absorbing shoes are all forms of assistive devices.

  • Lifestyle Modification - Lifestyle changes can aid in the healing of your knee, and lessen the severity of the wear and tear. You can do this by minimizing aggravating activities such as climbing stairs, switch from high impact activities to low impact (like running to swimming) and lose weight to reduce the stress placed on your knee.

  • Other Remedies - Applying heat or ice, using pain-relieving cream or wearing elastic bandages may provide some pain relief.

For more information on how Rothman Institute can help you discover quality non-operative knee arthritis treatment in South Jersey, give us a call today at 1-800-321-9999 and discover a healthier you!

 

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