As we age the protective surface of our joints called cartilage begins to wear out. This cases bone to glide on bone, which may cause significant discomfort, stiffness and pain.
What Are the Treatment Options?
- Steroid injections into the joint
- Oral medications (Anti-inflammatory and Asprin)
- Physical therapy
- Joint fusion
- Joint replacement;
- Joint replacement is where the abnormal bone is removed and replaced with an artificial implant which may be made out of various types of metals and plastics. The goal is to provide improved motion with decreased pain.