Chicago Arthritis & Osteoarthritis Treatment
Personalized Pain Management for Arthritis & Related Conditions
In the United States, more than 50 million people suffer from some form of arthritis. This often life-altering disease is characterized by widespread joint inflammation, which typically settles in areas like the knees, elbows, wrists, and hands. Sometimes, arthritis is a minor aggravation easily treated with over-the-counter anti-inflammatories. But for many sufferers, it is a degenerative condition that causes severe, chronic pain and deformity.
At Pinnacle Pain Management, we offer advanced arthritis and osteoarthritis treatments in Chicago. Dr. Neeraj Jain, M.D., takes the time to understand each patient’s unique needs. Using his vast expertise and our advanced treatment modalities, Dr. Jain provides highly personalized, multi-faceted treatment plans designed to help reduce your pain and improve your life.
Give us a call at (630) 793-0104 to learn more, or contact us online to set up an appointment with Pinnacle Pain Management today.
What Is Arthritis/Osteoarthritis?
Arthritis is a condition that affects the joints, causing pain, stiffness, and inflammation. It refers to a group of diseases characterized by joint inflammation and degeneration. There are many different types of arthritis, but one of the most common forms is osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that mainly affects the cartilage, the tissue that covers the ends of bones within a joint. It occurs when the protective cartilage breaks down over time, leading to joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. As osteoarthritis progresses, the bones may develop bony growths called bone spurs, and the joint space may narrow.
The exact cause of osteoarthritis is not fully understood, but factors such as aging, genetics, obesity, joint injuries, and repetitive stress on the joints can contribute to its development. Osteoarthritis commonly affects weight-bearing joints like the knees, hips, and spine, but it can also occur in other joints.
Treatments for arthritis and osteoarthritis focus on managing symptoms, reducing pain, improving joint function, and slowing down the progression of the disease. This may include lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, pain relievers, corticosteroid injections, and, in some cases, surgery.
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What Are the Three Main Types of Arthritis?
There are three main types of arthritis:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: This is an autoimmune disease that can strike as early as young adulthood or even before. It affects joint linings, causing them to swell, throb, and ache. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, progressive condition that can result in painful deformities and immobility. The joints most commonly affected by rheumatoid arthritis include the knees, wrists, hands, and fingers.
- Osteoarthritis: The most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint condition that results from the steady breakdown of cartilage between bones. As we age, cartilage frequently wears down, eventually allowing bones to rub against one another. This rubbing of bone on bone often causes extreme pain and swelling. The joints typically affected by osteoarthritis include the knees, hips, and facet joints, like those in the neck or spine.
- Gouty Arthritis: This type of arthritis is also known simply as “gout.” While that term may seem like an outdated one, and the disease one that no longer occurs, it is actually still very much with us in modern times. Gouty arthritis results from elevated levels of uric acid in the blood. When the body becomes incapable of breaking the uric acid down, it crystallizes and deposits in the cartilage of tendons and joints. This results in swollen tissues around the tendons and joints, causing moderate to severe pain. While gout can form in almost any joint in the body, it is most common in the knees, wrists, or big toes.
How Is Arthritis/Osteoarthritis Treated?
There are many different types of arthritis and osteoarthritis treatments and therapies. The exact kind of treatment you will receive for your arthritis will be carefully weighed for your maximum benefit and pain relief.
At Pinnacle Pain Management, one of our specialties is easing arthritis-related suffering. We offer a variety of holistic programs designed to treat the root causes of arthritis, significantly reduce pain, and improve your overall quality of life.
Some of the most common arthritis and osteoarthritis treatments include:
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
- Epidural steroid injections
- Facet joint injections
- Pain relievers and other arthritis-related medications
- Hot and cold compresses
Our team can help you find the right treatments and therapies to manage your arthritis pain. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our Chicago arthritis and osteoarthritis treatments.
Arthritis & Osteoarthritis Relief at Pinnacle Pain Management
At Pinnacle Pain Management, Dr. Jain and his caring, highly trained staff take the time to address every patient’s personal concerns, goals, and needs. We use our proficiency combined with highly advanced treatments to provide the best possible choices in therapeutic options. Our goal is to make sure patients who suffer from arthritis or osteoarthritis in the Greater Chicago Area have access to cutting-edge therapy choices that will actually work for them.
Our priority is returning you to normal function so that you can take those first steps to a full life. We have many convenient locations to serve you in the Greater Chicago Area. If you suffer from osteoarthritis or any of the forms of arthritis reach out to us today to find the location nearest you.
Call (630) 793-0104 or get in touch with us using our secure online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!