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Other symptoms or conditions you may be experiencing:

  • Accessory Navicular Syndrome
  • Benign Lesions
  • Bursitis
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Dislocations
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Inflammatory Disorders
  • Joint Infection
  • Lumbar Stenosis
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Sciatica
  • Tarsal Coalition
Osteo-Arthritis

Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is a painful condition associated with the swelling of a joint. The causes range from non-inflammatory types of arthritis such as osteoarthritis, which is a degeneration of the cartilage of the knee, to inflammatory types of arthritis (such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout). Treatment of arthritis is directed by the specific type.

Pain can occur in the knee from diseases or conditions that involve the knee joint, the soft tissues and bones surrounding the knee, or the nerves that supply sensation to the knee area. The knee joint is commonly affected by rheumatic diseases and immune diseases that affect various tissues of the body including the joints.

Causes

Osteoarthritis (OA): is caused by aging joints, injury, and obesity. OA symptoms include joint pain and stiffness. Treatment depends on the affected joint, and involves medication and exercise. If you are overweight, weight loss may improve OA symptoms.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Unlike osteoarthritis, a condition caused by wear and tear on joints, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system targets joint linings. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition that also affects other tissue, however, the joints are usually the most severely affected.

Rheumatoid arthritis is more common in women than in men. In fact, 70% of the patients with rheumatoid arthritis are women. In addition, there’s an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women who have never been pregnant or who have recently given birth.

Our Approach

The primary goal of treating osteoarthritis of the knee is to relieve the pain and return mobility. The treatment plan will typically include a combination of weight loss, exercise, pain relief and perhaps corticosteroid injections. In addition, physical therapy and surgery may be recommended.

about relief institute

It’s not enough to feel someone’s pain. As medical professionals, we felt a moral obligation to relieve all the pain and suffering by creating a free and easy way to connect you with the best physician specialists in the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) area. A new road to recovery has been paved with world-class treatments for patients who need it most. Your healing process begins at The Relief Institute.

Caring Team

Relief coordinators respond to your specific condition and connect you to a local doctor to meet your needs.

Faster Recovery

Because our referring doctors use the latest technologies, your recovery time is dramatically decreased.

Relief Educates

Our goal is to not only help you find relief, but also to provide information about your condition and treatment.

The Relief Institute (214) 396-1306
1150 N. Watters Rd., Ste. 105 Allen TX 75013