Osteoarthritis Treatment at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute in Sycamore, IL
Osteoarthritis treatment is available from the exceptional team of orthopaedic experts at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute in Sycamore, Illinois. Our highly specialized, board-certified physicians, physical therapists, and other medical professionals offer the latest options in a caring and comfortable environment. While osteoarthritis cannot be cured, it can be treated. In fact, with prompt and appropriate osteoarthritis treatment, you may be able to effectively protect your joints and manage your symptoms to the point that you can resume the active, pain-free lifestyle you enjoyed before your joint pain set in.
Also known as degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the knees, hips, spine, and hands. Characterized by a gradual thinning of the protective cartilage that cushions a joint, the condition can result from age-related changes, participation in high-impact sports, overexertion of a joint, cumulative wear and tear, or a combination of factors. The most common osteoarthritis symptoms that require treatment include pain, inflammation, stiffness, weakness, and restricted mobility in a joint.
At MOI in Sycamore, IL, we work closely with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan. For instance, many people benefit from regular, low-impact exercise, which can relieve painful pressure on the joints by strengthening the surrounding muscles that support them. Some good options include swimming, cycling, and yoga. Exercise can also result in weight loss, which can also take pressure off the joints. If necessary, MOI offers several other forms of osteoarthritis treatment, including:
- Medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Physical therapy
- Hot and cold therapy
- Cortisone injections
- Joint replacement surgery, if required to address very severe symptoms
In addition to osteoarthritis treatment, MOI is proud to offer both surgical and non-surgical treatments for a wide variety of sports injuries and other musculoskeletal conditions, such as meniscus tears, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, tendonitis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and more.
To learn more about osteoarthritis treatment at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute, or to schedule a consultation with one of our orthopaedic subspecialists, please contact us today. We proudly serve residents of Sycamore, IL, and all of the surrounding areas.