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Osteoarthritis Treatment in Columbia MD

  • Physical measures such as exercise to increase strength, range of motion and function.
  • Medication
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Surgery andAlternative medicine

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  • Joint pain
  • Joint stiffness
  • Slow progression
  • Progressive loss of function
  • Bony enlargement
  • Minimal inflammation
  • X-rays demonstrating bone spurs and joint space narrowing
  • Synovial fluid (non-inflammatory)
  • Normal laboratory results

What to Avoid When You Have Osteoarthritis?

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  • periosteal (where muscles attach to the bone) irritation,
  • exposed bone from cartilage loss,
  • soft tissue compression by the boney outgrowths,
  • stress on ligaments,
  • synovitis (inflammation of the synovial membrane),
  • effusions (fluid escaping into a body cavity, andspasm of surrounding muscles

Causes of Pain in Osteoarthritis includes:

Common symptom leading to evaluation of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) or Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)  is the most common form of arthritis resulting from the breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone. Diagnosis is typically based on signs and symptoms, although early OA is not always apparent on x-ray.    OA is sometimes difficult to diagnose with medical imaging and other tests occasionally used to either support or rule out other problems.

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Several lifestyle changes can be considered to manage osteoarthritis.  These include weight loss, high-impact joint loading and single or repetitive movements.  Although moderate exercise is recommended three times a week, exercising a traumatized joint with load bearing is not recommended. 

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What To Do When You Have Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis affects mostly the knees, hips, finger joints, feet, and spine. Although the exact cause of OA is unknown, it is a common result of repetitive joint injury, obesity or metabolic disease.  Your physical therapist's treatment goals include pain relief, improved function and motion, and prevention of disability.

We accept most medical insurances including Medicare Part B and Maryland medical assistance plans.

​To find a local osteoarthritis physical therapists serving Howard County Maryland, visit www.ibeatrehab.com or call (410) 884-0000 to make an appointment now!

BEAT Physical Therapy
5840 Banneker Rd, Suite 230
Columbia
MD - Maryland
21044
United States
+1 (410) 884-0000