Osteoarthritis

0762359001652736057.jpgWhat is osteoarthritis?

  • Most common form of arthritis 
  • Occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of bones wears over time
  • Most commonly affects the joints in your hands, knees, hips, and spine

Signs and symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Tenderness
  • Loss of flexibility
  • Grating sensation
  • Bone spurs
  • Swelling

Risk factors:

  • Age (increases with age)
  • Sex (women are more susceptible)
  • Obesity
  • Joint injuries
  • Repeated stress on joints
  • Genetics 
  • Bone deformities
  • Certain metabolic diseases (ex; diabetes and hemochromatosis) 

Treatments available for osteoarthritis w/o having to do ORTHOVISC gel injections:

Non-drug 

  • Avoiding the activities that cause the pain
  • Exercise
  • PT
  • Removal of the excess fluid in the knee

Drug therapies

  • Pain medication (i.e. acetaminophen and narcotics)
  • Drugs that reduce inflammation (ex; aspirin) or other NSAIDs (ex; ibuprofen and naproxen)
  • Corticosteroids that are injected into the knee joint

Locations

5475 E La Palma Avenue,

Suite 202

Anaheim, CA 92807 United States

16212 Nordhoff Street

North Hills, CA 91343 United States

4121 Brockton Avenue

Suite 108

Riverside, CA 92501 USA

320 Superior Avenue, Suite 350

Newport Beach, CA 92663 United States

968 N Grand Avenue

Covina, CA 91724 United States

3120 S Hacienda Blvd, Suite 102

Hacienda Heights, CA 91745 United States

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Open by appointment.

Sunday:

Closed

Get in Touch

Fax: 714-829-3404

Phone: 9493960501