Helping Wyoming Residents Manage Their Osteoarthritis
Many residents of Wyoming enjoy active lifestyles, spending their days hiking, horseback riding, and playing sports. Over time, however, these beloved activities can wear down the cartilage that cushions the joints and cause painful osteoarthritis. If you find yourself slowing down due to joint pain, it might be time to contact the orthopedic specialists of Premier Bone & Joint Centers. We can help you manage your osteoarthritis with techniques that you can use to enjoy your active lifestyle once more.
An Accurate Diagnosis
More than 3 million new cases of osteoarthritis are reported in the United States each year, making it an incredibly common condition. You may have this osteoarthritis if you experience:
- Joint pain during or after movement
- Stiffness after periods of inactivity
- Tenderness around the joints
- Loss of flexibility
One of our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic specialists will perform a physical examination in order to observe your symptoms. Imaging tests, like X-rays or an MRI, will show the condition of the bones and soft tissues that make up your joint. Your physician may also order lab tests in order to rule out other conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis.
A Treatment Plan for Your Lifestyle
At Premier Bone & Joint Centers, we always exhaust non-invasive treatment options first when it comes to managing your osteoarthritis. In addition to recommending lifestyle changes and medications that help lessen chronic pain, one of our orthopedic specialists may recommend physical therapy to strengthen the muscles surrounding your joint. Cortisone or lubrication injections into the joint may also prove helpful. In more advanced cases, joint replacement surgery may prove beneficial. You can rest assured that our orthopedic surgeons possess extensive training and experience, providing you with the best possible care during your hip or knee replacement.
Osteoarthritis doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. Schedule an appointment with the orthopedic specialists of Premier Bone & Joint Centers today, either at our office in Laramie or one of our conveniently located satellite clinics across Wyoming.