Their treatment methods provide pain relief and focus on improving mobility. As advances in technology become incorporated in techniques to help restore full function, surgery is becoming less of a necessity.
Osteo Relief Institute locations are staffed with board-certified physicians and physical therapists who are highly skilled. Each location is independently owned and focused on patient care and providing cutting-edge treatment.
Some of the conditions treated at Osteo Relief Institute include grinding knees, pain climbing stairs, inflamed lower joints, herniated discs, spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease.
The techniques utilized at Osteo Relief Institute include advanced bio-mechanical bracing, videofluoroscopy, natural joint lubrication injections and “nongrueling” spine and knee strengthening. These techniques are used to restore normal biomechanics, provide natural additional disc and knee cushioning, and maintain healthy joint mobility and range of motion. The major part of our treatments are covered by most insurance companies and Medicare.
Arthritis is a very common disease among the older population and the main source of disability in the United States (PhillyPurge). It afflicts more than 50 million in America; women more than men and usually the elderly population. It is actually joint pain and disease of the joints and there are more than 100 various forms.
Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent of all the forms and is identified by deterioration of the soft tissue known as cartilage, which is in the space around the joints. When this happens, the bones will eventually lose this cushion and rub against each other, causing pain, inflammation, and stiffness. You are more at risk for osteoarthritis if you’re overweight, suffered an earlier injury, are elderly or there’s a history of it in your family.
After diagnosis, it is crucial to managing the disease with every resource available as it is incurable and will progressively deteriorate. A combination of exercise, medication and physical therapy will help to ease the pain and loss of mobility, with surgery being a more drastic measure when the quality of life has been too compromised or movement becomes too painful. Physical therapy is very helpful in keeping limber and possibly avoiding or delaying an invasive surgery.
While exercising, doctors warn against high impact activities such as running or jumping, that will only exacerbate the problem. They recommend water activities, walking or cycling as they will out the least amount of stress on your joints. Its very important to stay active and keep moving, not only for physical health but mental and emotional as well. As far as medications, a doctor should be consulted to avoid most of the undesirable effects, as arthritis is long term.