Do you experience pain in one or more joints when preforming everyday activities like walking or taking the stairs? If so, you might be experiencing osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes the protective cartilage in a joint to break down over time. This can lead to bone-on-bone grinding, which limits flexibility and movement. Most commonly seen in hips, osteoarthritis can also develop in knees, hands and the spine.
The Mercy Clinic team can help you manage your osteoarthritis
While over the counter medications can temporarily ease your pain, the symptoms of osteoarthritis will persist and may get worse. Together, Mercy Clinic doctors, orthopedic specialists, physical therapists and other medical staff will develop an osteoarthritis treatment plan to help you manage the pain of your arthritis, regain movement and get you back to living life to its fullest.