Hattiesburg Clinic offers comprehensive services for patients suffering from osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis Overview

Osteoarthritis, also referred to as OA, is a common condition that affects the cartilage in your joints. The cartilage that lines your joints allows your bones and joints to glide smoothly and safely when they move. As the cartilage breaks down over time, it can cause your bones to rub together, leaving you with joint stiffness, pain and mobility issues. Patients most commonly experience this in the hips, spine, knees, hands and fingers.

As osteoarthritis develops, it can impact your day-to-day activities. Osteoarthritis is very common, especially in patients who are over 55. Whether your condition was caused by normal wear and tear over time, or by a specific injury, our specialists treat patients of all ages and stages of osteoarthritis.

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

While symptoms of osteoarthritis will vary from patient to patient, some of the most common we see are:

  • Joint Pain – Often described as a deep, aching pain, it typically worsens with activity and improves with rest.
  • Stiffness – Stiffness in the joints is a common symptom of OA and is often worse first thing in the morning.
  • Decreased Range of Motion– Osteoarthritis often makes it difficult to get full range of motion out of the affected joints.
  • Swelling – Swelling in and around the affected joints is common. The severity of the swelling ranges from mild to moderate.
  • Tenderness – Patients may experience tenderness or discomfort in the affected joints.

Osteoarthritis Treatment

Osteoarthritis can impact how comfortably you move through your everyday life. Our board-certified rheumatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition. Typically, treatment consists of slowing down the progression of OA, improving mobility issues and treating the symptoms you are experiencing. From physical therapy and medication to assistive devices and surgery, there are many ways to treat your osteoarthritis. Our team will work with you to develop an individualized care plan that fits your specific needs.

Why Choose Hattiesburg Clinic?

Our arthritis experts are here to help in the management and treatment of your osteoarthritis. Contact our team today to learn more about how intervention can help improve your condition and get you back to feeling your best.

Arthritis & Rheumatology
Hattiesburg, MS
The Arthritis Center - West
104 Millsaps Dr.
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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