Do you struggle with back, neck, hip, knee, or other joint pain due to arthritis? At SOAR Spine and Orthopedics in Santa Clara and Redwood City, California, the outstanding general orthopedics and sports medicine specialists offer treatments that relieve bothersome discomfort and enhance your quality of life. Call the SOAR Spine and Orthopedics office nearest you today to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature.
Arthritis is a common chronic disease that affects your joints. It causes them to swell, become painful, and in many cases, it damages them. Arthritis pain can affect your shoulders, elbows, wrists, and fingers, as well as your spine, hips, knees, ankles, and toes. When left untreated, it can cripple you.
See your SOAR Spine and Orthopedics specialist as soon as you develop symptoms of arthritis pain.
The hallmark symptoms of arthritis include:
Your symptoms often will begin mildly and become more severe over time. You might only experience flare-ups now and then. Arthritis treatment can ease your pain and restore your quality of life.
Some of the causes and risk factors associated with arthritis include:
Your sex also plays a role in the onset of arthritis. Men are more likely to develop gout, a form of arthritis that can cause excruciating pain in the big toe joint. Rheumatoid arthritis is more common in women.
To diagnose arthritis, the SOAR Spine and Orthopedics team reviews your symptoms, medical history, medication, and lifestyle. They complete a physical exam, paying close attention to your joints.
Your provider often recommends bloodwork, urinalysis, joint fluid testing, and sometimes an imaging procedure like an MRI, X-rays, a CT scan, or an ultrasound.
SOAR Spine and Orthopedics offers an array of arthritis treatments, including many holistic choices. Your orthopedic specialist could suggest:
The foundation of our care plan is individualized exercise programs designed to reduce pain, increase ROM and improve function.
Newer techniques such PRP and stem cell injections may apply to certain problems.
In severe cases of arthritis damage, your doctor may suggest surgery to repair, remove, or replace tissues within the affected joints.
The SOAR Spine and Orthopedics team tailors each treatment to your personal needs and lifestyle. They monitor you to ensure that your treatment works effectively.
Call the SOAR Spine and Orthopedics office today or use the online booking feature to relieve arthritis discomfort.