Does Osteoarthritis Cause Joint Pain?

By: Our Medical Team

11/23/2023

Joint pain can significantly impact a person’s daily life, hindering mobility, causing depression and discouragement, and diminishing their overall well-being. At Southwest Spine & Sports in Scottsdale, AZ, we understand the profound impact joint pain can have on your life, and Dr. Michael Wolff is proud to help patients feel more like themselves again with a full range of innovative and effective joint pain relief solutions. Here, we’ll take a closer look at the connection between osteoarthritis and joint pain, specifically exploring potential causes and innovative solutions offered at our practice.

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis, often referred to as degenerative joint disease, is a common form of arthritis that primarily affects the joints. This condition occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of bones wears down over time. As a result, the bones may rub against each other, causing pain, swelling, and reduced joint function.

Could osteoarthritis be causing my joint pain?

Osteoarthritis is a common culprit behind joint pain, particularly in weight-bearing joints like the knees, hips, and spine. As the cartilage deteriorates, people may begin to experience stiffness, tenderness, and discomfort in the affected joints. However, joint pain has a long list of potential causes in addition to osteoarthritis, such as:

  • Autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
  • Bursitis
  • Chondromalacia patellae
  • Gout (commonly found in the big toe)
  • Infections caused by viruses
  • Injuries, including fractures
  • Osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  • Septic arthritis (joint infection)
  • Tendinitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Unusual exertion or overuse, leading to strains or sprains

A thorough evaluation and accurate diagnosis are important in determining the root cause of joint pain and developing an effective treatment plan.

How can I get relief from osteoarthritis joint pain?

At Southwest Spine & Sports, we offer advanced treatments to alleviate osteoarthritis joint pain, having helped many of Scottsdale’s most prominent VIPs get the pain relief they desired. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and biologic therapy are innovative approaches that harness the body's natural healing abilities and can be highly beneficial for reducing osteoarthritis pain. PRP injections involve using a concentrated form of the patient's blood, rich in growth factors, to promote tissue repair and reduce inflammation in the affected joints. Biologic therapy targets the underlying causes of osteoarthritis, offering a regenerative solution for joint pain.

What are the benefits of joint pain PRP injections?

PRP injections for joint pain offer several benefits, including:

  • Natural healing: PRP utilizes the body's natural healing processes to promote tissue repair.
  • Reduced inflammation: The concentrated growth factors help mitigate inflammation in the affected joints.
  • Minimally invasive: PRP injections are a minimally invasive and outpatient procedure with little downtime.
  • Long-lasting relief: Many patients experience sustained relief from joint pain with PRP therapy.

Regain your comfort and mobility with osteoarthritis joint pain treatment in Scottsdale, AZ

If you're seeking relief from osteoarthritis-related joint pain, schedule a consultation at Southwest Spine & Sports in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Michael Wolff will assess your condition, discuss your concerns and goals, and tailor a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs. Regain mobility and enhance your quality of life by taking the first step toward osteoarthritis relief with a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Wolff.

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