Arthritis Pain Treatments
Arthritis is one of the most common causes of chronic pain for aging Americans. It’s also a condition very likely to be under-diagnosed and left untreated: many people believe chronic arthritis pain and disability are inevitable consequences of aging and nothing can be done to prevent the associated pain and suffering.
Dr. Oyebola and the team at North Star Med Pain & Spine Center can provide you safe, effective and non-invasive arthritis pain treatments in Dallas-Ft. Worth. Visit us and we can determine the cause of your suffering and develop a treatment plan that will help alleviate your pain and improve your happiness and quality of life.
Here is a selection of frequently asked questions about arthritis:
What is arthritis?
Arthritis is used to describe a wide range of rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect the joints and surrounding connective tissues, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. Symptoms of arthritis include pain and stiffness around affected joints, fatigue, joint inflammation and swelling; these arthritis symptoms may come and go, or persist over time.
Who gets arthritis?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates more than 50 million Americans each year suffer from one or more forms of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent, with more than 21 million sufferers. Arthritis symptoms most often develop between the ages of 40 to 50 and women are three times more likely than men to be affected.
What are the warning signs of arthritis?
Joint stiffness, pain or inflammation that persists longer than two weeks or occurs without injury may be early signs of arthritis. Increasing pain during completion of common tasks – opening a jar, climbing stairs, etc. – is also an indicator. A qualified doctor can provide a complete diagnosis.
What goes into an accurate arthritis diagnosis?
The North Star Med Pain & Spine Center team can provide the full medical services recommended for arthritis diagnosis, including detailed medical history of current and past symptoms, physical exam, and x-rays and blood work, if necessary.
Dallas-Ft. Worth Arthritis Doctors
Arthritis is a common condition but that doesn’t mean it needs to disrupt your life or your happiness. Dr. Oyebola specializes in Dallas-Ft. Worth arthritis treatment – she is double board certified in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology and can help you with solutions to chronic arthritis pain and disability.
North Star Med Pain & Spine Center has already helped thousands of Dallas-Ft. Worth area arthritis patients, we can help you too!
Please contact us with any questions about arthritis you have, or to learn more.