Arthritis / Osteoarthritis

osteoarthritis - arthritis

Arthritis / Osteoarthritis (OA), is a degenerative disease of synovial joints in which there is progressive loss of the cartilage covering the involved bones.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and is also referred to as degenerative joint disease or “wear and tear” arthritis. Dr. Scott Naftulin D.O., medical associates and staff can evaluate the pain and other symptoms you may be experiencing with arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Schedule an appointment with NERA Specialty Spine, Sports & Pain Medicine and the experienced medical care givers who are specialists in non-invasive and non-surgical treatments and therapies.

Osteoarthritis (OA) – Arthritis Treatment Options

Part 1 - Medications For OsteoarthritisOsteoarthritis (OA) is a ubiquitous condition which can affect any of the joints. The most commonly affected joints are the knee, hip, and hand joints. According to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), the treatment of OA should include medications, non-pharmacologic therapies, rehabilitation therapy, splints or other joint aids, weight [...]

Arthritis Joint Pain – Do You Have Osteoarthritis (OA)?

Arthritis joint pain is a ubiquitous problem.  In many people, especially those middle-aged individuals, diagnostic testing will reveal the presence of osteoarthritis (OA) – more commonly known as simply “arthritis” - as the primary cause of the joint pain.  Up to 85% older than 65 years of age, have x-ray evidence of osteoarthritis.  Autopsy studies [...]