Total Joints

(Hips, Knees, Shoulders, and Ankles)

CAUSES OF JOINT PAIN:

  1. Painful osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
  2. Traumatic injury to joint with continued pain
  3. Fracture of affected joint
  4. Overuse or wear and tear

ROC TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR JOINT PAIN:

  1. X-ray or MRI
  2. Injection therapy
  3. Bracing
  4. Physical Therapy
  5. Anti-inflammatory medication
  6. Surgery

SURGICAL OPTIONS:

  1. Arthroscopic or exploratory joint surgery
  2. Total or partial joint replacement

ARTHRITIS

SYMPTOMS:

  1. Pain at joint, aggravated by increased activity
  2. Swelling of joint
  3. Painful with weight bearing or at rest
  4. “Grinding” or “clicking” of joint

CAUSES:

  1. Previous injury to joints
  2. Overuse
  3. Increased age, wear and tear on joints
  4. Weight gain
  5. Gout
  6. Genetic
  7. Infection

WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR RELIEF:

  1. Ice and elevate joint
  2. Anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen or naproxen)
  3. Decrease painful activity

ROC TREATMENT PLAN:

  1. X-ray or MRI
  2. Physical Therapy
  3. Anti-inflammatory medications
  4. Injection therapy
  5. Bracing
  6. Surgical options