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Elbow Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Treatment
If you have been diagnosed with elbow arthritis or osteoarthritis, you are likely worried about treatment options. The good news is, at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, we focus on conservative elbow treatment options in the earlier stages of these conditions.
Nonsurgical procedures, medications and therapies often offer sufficient pain relief and slow down the progression of arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds are committed to the preservation of the elbow joint, which means leaving as much of the natural joint intact as possible. This can be achieved through minimally invasive procedures and closely monitoring the progression of arthritis or osteoarthritis of the elbow.
Signs of Elbow Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
The symptoms of elbow arthritis and osteoarthritis are similar. It is the cause of arthritis and osteoarthritis that makes the distinction between the two conditions. If you are experiencing stiffness, swelling or pain around the elbow joint, you may be suffering from a form of arthritis or osteoarthritis. It is important to consult with a specialist orthopedic surgeon who can carry out an examination and tests to determine an exact diagnosis.
In the early stages of arthritis and osteoarthritis, symptoms can be irregular and range from mild to severe in each flare-up. Both conditions are progressive. This usually means further wear and tear, resulting in symptoms that are more frequent and severe. Early treatment of elbow arthritis and osteoarthritis can help to stall or even prevent the condition from becoming progressive.
For further information on how to recognize elbow arthritis and osteoarthritis, contact Silicon Valley Orthopaedics today. We can book an examination with Dr. Nic Gay or Dr. Masi Reynolds for specialized diagnosis and treatment.