Arthritis Treatment in Raleigh, NC
Arthritis/Osteoarthritis is one of the most common health issues in the U.S. with an estimated one out of six people suffering from the condition. It is a painful condition caused by inflammation in one or more of your joints. Arthritis pain can be a disease in and of itself, or it can also be the symptom of another disease, like psoriasis or Lyme disease.
At Wake Nonsurgical Ortho, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care to patients suffering from arthritis in Raleigh, Durham and Cary, NC. Treatment for arthritis can involve surgery but, it is not the only option. Board-certified orthopedist Dr. Matthew Kanaan specializes in non-surgical/minimally invasive procedures to treat patients suffering from arthritic pain. To discover the best non surgical treatment option for you, contact our office at (919) 719-2270 and schedule an appointment today!
What are the Types of Arthritis Pain?
There are many forms of arthritis, but one of the most common is due to general “wear and tear” of the joint cartilage. Unfortunately, this does not heal or grow back with treatments. This is called osteoarthritis, where the protective cartilage on your bones wears down. This usually worsens with age, and cannot be cured, although it can be treated.
The other main type of arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune disorder where your immune systems mistakenly actually attacks the cartilage lining, and potentially other bodily tissues. This abnormal immune response can cause inflammation and damage the joints and organs, including the heart. This has ramifications that go beyond simple joint pain. It can also affect the eyes, skin, lungs, and other tissues.
Other types of arthritis include but are not limited to: gout, septic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and Ankylosing spondylitis.
What are the Symptoms of Arthritis?
Arthritis severity can be different for each individual. Flares in symptoms can last for days or months. Some symptoms can be pain, fatigue, warm joints, swollen joints and reddish joints. Symptoms are often worse in the morning, with long periods of joint stiffness and soreness. Inflammation and arthritis pain that occurs on one side of the body in certain joints can often be found in the same joints on the other side.
Treatment Options for Arthritis
Wake Nonsurgical Ortho & Sports Medicine offers a variety of non-surgical treatments for patients experiencing symptoms of arthritis and/or osteoarthritis at our orthopedic clinic in Raleigh, NC. Our treatments are focused on providing patients with the most advanced and precise nonsurgical treatments as possible. Some of these treatments include:
- General advice for reducing pain
- Topical Medications, and Nutritional Supplements
- Ultrasound Guided Injections
- Hyaluronic Acid Injection (Viscosupplementation)
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
- Bracing for arthritis
- Physical Therapy
- Stem Cell Therapy
Schedule an Appointment for Arthritis Treatment
Arthritis pain can be a complex condition to treat as it depends on a variety of factors and causes. As such, it is necessary to speak to Dr. Kanaan about your personal issues and concerns. In order to speak to Dr. Kanaan, please give us a call at (919)719-2270, or schedule your appointment online today!