At Orthopedic Surgery Specialists PLLC, our exceptional team of Farmington Hills orthopedists offers help for your pain. Our staff is highly trained and experienced in their respective fields and will ensure that your care exceeds your expectations. It is our goal to make your visit with us as pain and anxiety free as possible. When immediate care is needed for, come to the specialists at Orthopedic Surgery Specialists PLLC.
The joint pain of arthritis is a major reason patients seek pain treatments from the Farmington Hills orthopedist. Although there are numerous types of arthritis, the two most common are osteoarthritis, often referred to as ‘wear and tear’ arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis which is an inflammatory condition. The most prevalent type of arthritis is osteoarthritis. It results from overuse, trauma, or the degeneration of the joint cartilage that takes place with age. Osteoarthritis is often more painful in joints that bear weight, such as the knee, hip, and spine, rather than in the wrist, elbow, and shoulder joints. However, joints that are used extensively in work or sports or joints that have been damaged from fractures or other injuries may show signs of osteoarthritis. In osteoarthritis, the cartilage covering the bone ends gradually wears away. In many cases, bone growths called “spurs” develop at the edges of osteoarthritic joints. The bone can become hard and firm (sclerosis). The joint becomes inflamed, causing pain and swelling. Continued use of the joint is painful. Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-lasting disease. It is estimated that 1% of the population throughout the world have rheumatoid arthritis. Women are three times more likely than men to have rheumatoid arthritis. The development of rheumatoid arthritis slows with age. Rheumatoid arthritis affects many parts of the body, but mainly the joints. The body’s immune system, which normally protects the body, begins to produce substances that attack the body. In rheumatoid arthritis, the joint lining swells, invading surrounding tissues. Chemical substances are produced that attack and destroy the joint surface.
Pain treatment by the Farmington Hills orthopedist may include over-the-counter or prescription medication, cortisone injection directly into the affected joint, or viscosupplementation injections to help lubricate the joint. Your treatment will depend upon the source of your pain. But there is no need to suffer any longer. The Orthopedic Surgery Specialists can work with you to develop an effective strategy to reduce your pain.