Arthritis

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Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located throughout Greater Cincinnati, OH

Arthritis is a common medical condition affecting at least 54 million American adults, and is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. The specialists at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine are dedicated to providing you with the best treatment plan to help you get relief from arthritis, improve your quality of life, and help you get back to doing the activities you love. Wellington has four locations in Cincinnati, as well as offices in Oxford, Sardinia, and West Chester, Ohio. To schedule a consultation, call the office most convenient for you or use the online booking feature.

Arthritis Q & A

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a condition that causes pain and inflammation in your joints. While arthritis is most often associated with adults, children can also develop the joint condition. Arthritis can affect any joint in your body, but most often affects the weight-bearing joints, such as your knees, hips, and spine.

In addition to the pain and stiffness, you may also develop swelling and a decrease in range of motion in the affected joint.

What are the Different Types of Arthritis?

There are many different types of arthritis, but they all tend to cause similar symptoms and receive many of the same treatments.

Common types of arthritis include:

  • Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is by far the most common form of arthritis. It’s sometimes referred to as the “wear and tear” arthritis because it develops from the wearing away of the cartilage that separates your bones, leading to bone-on-bone contact, pain, and inflammation.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic health condition in which your body’s own immune system attacks and destroys the lining of your joints.
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis: You may develop arthritis after an injury that causes your joints to shift, which affects joint alignment and may cause friction when your joints move.

 

Your specialist at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine can determine the type of arthritis you have after an examination, which may include a blood test and diagnostic imaging, such as an X-ray or MRI.

How is Arthritis Treated?

Arthritis can’t be cured, but your specialist at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine develops a personalized treatment plan to help reduce your pain and improve joint health and mobility. Your treatment may include:

  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Viscosupplementation injections
  • Biological injections


Your specialist at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine may also offer a viscosupplementation injection to lubricate your joint and reduce friction and pain.

If conservative measures fail to give you the relief you need to resume your usual activities, the team at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine may recommend surgery. Surgical options include:

  • Realigning your joints
  • Joint fusion
  • Removing a diseased portion of your joint
  • Joint replacement


Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine is a full-service orthopaedic center and offers joint replacement options for many joints, including the knee, hip, elbow, and shoulder.

For relief from your arthritis pain, call Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation today.