11 Jun Who Gets Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, and Dr. Nikesh Seth specializes in treating this condition which affects about 240 million people. At Integrated Pain Consultants, minimally- or zero-invasive treatment alternatives are available. Osteoarthritis is common, but has also been on the rise in recent years. OA most often affects the knees, hands, and feet, and is the number-one cause of disability in older adults.
Osteoarthritis is quickly gaining on diabetes as the second leading condition linked to those who have lived with a disability for years. The earlier you get help for any kind of pain, the easier and faster it is to treat. Bear in mind that pain severity does not always directly correlate to the severity of the condition. Some people have higher pain tolerance than others, and if osteoarthritis is left untreated it can become truly debilitating.
The pain associated with osteoarthritis is manageable. There are a number of treatment options, such as viscosupplementation. This procedure is specifically for patients who have osteoarthritis (particularly in the knee) that doesn’t respond to more conservative treatments. Dr. Nikesh Seth has been rated “Top Doc” consecutively every year since 2015, and has also earned the title of top pain doctor and the doctor with the most overall votes in 2018. For those looking for the best to treat their osteoarthritis, look no farther than Dr. Seth.
Although OA can occur at nearly any age, it is most common in those 50+ while plateauing once a person reaches their 70s. Women are more likely to experience OA than men, and those carrying extra weight or suffering from loose joints are at an increased risk. If you have suffered a joint injury or have a job or hobby that’s physically demanding, your risks of OA also increase.
Schedule a Consultation at Integrated Pain Consultants Today!
Keeping a healthy weight is a great start in preventing and managing OA. However, many people need medical help. If you suspect you have OA or have been diagnosed with this common type of arthritis, schedule your consultation with Integrated Pain Consultants today and discover the many treatment options available to you.