One in Five Americans is afflicted with arthritis. The two most common forms of arthritis are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, but there are over 100 different types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis, also known as Degenerative Joint Disease, occurs when the cartilage covering the joints gradually wears away and degenerates with age. Osteoarthritis can affect joints in the hip, knee, shoulder, spine, elbow, ankles, or feet. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy joints, tissues, and organs. Rheumatoid Arthritis generally attacks joints in the hands and feet.
Non-Surgical treatments include: Physical Therapy, Anti-Inflammatory Medication, Activity Modification, Injections, Braces, Splints and PRP. Sometimes Total or Partial joint replacement is required.