Howard: Relieving Osteoarthritis Pain


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Does your knee feel stiff or tight? Does it ache as you get moving in the morning, becoming less painful as the day goes on? Do common tasks such as walking, driving, or bending seem more difficult than they used to be? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of early- onset arthritis in your knee. Arthritis can hinder many qualities of life - from work, to hobbies, to overall mobility. Fortunately, Howard Orthotics and Prosthetics can help relieve some of your arthritic symptoms and help you find relief. For more information on how our services may benefit you, contact our office today. What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is themost commonly experienced formof arthritis that develops from a “wear and

tear” of cartilage in the affected joint. Osteoarthritis typically occurs naturally over time as one ages; however, it can also develop from a sudden injury to the joint or even from a previous injury that healed. For example, let’s say you were a football player in college who experienced a harsh blow to the knee. You seek treatment, recover, and return to the game. Although the injury healed in its entirety, it is still possible for you to develop osteoarthritis from it later in life. The same is true for labor-intensive careers. If you are constantly bending down to pick up and lift heavy boxes, that can take a toll on your knees as the years go on. If you are overweight, you may also be at a higher risk for developing osteoarthritis, as additional strain is being put on your knee joints.

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