While many people think osteoarthritis of the knee is a condition that frequently plagues older individuals, young people are prone to get it too. Whether it be hereditary, due to injury, or even caused by infection or other health complications, it can be a very painful condition. Our center can provide the treatment and support you need to manage your knee pain. If you want to set up an appointment, do not hesitate to contact us at one of our three locations.
What are some of the symptoms of osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is also referred to as wear-and-tear arthritis, as the natural cushion between joints, also known as cartilage, begins to wear away. When this occurs, the bones of the joint will begin to rub closer together; without the shock-absorbent cartilage, medical issues may develop.
This can lead to serious pain and other symptoms for the individual, such as:
- Decreased mobility
- Bone spurs
- Aching and pain
While a person of any age could experience osteoarthritis of the knee, those who are past the age of 45 are at most risk of developing symptoms. The good news is that there are treatment options. Payam Vahedifar, M.D. is board certified in rehabilitation and pain medicine, giving him a great platform to begin crafting a treatment plan for your pain.
Pursue a Pain-Free Future
When you come to our center, you will quickly realize that we are fully dedicated to our patients and strive to deliver a superior level of treatment and service. We have even been nominated for “Top Doctors in L.A.” and received the “Patients’ Choice Award” for our commitment to high-quality care.
Contact us today if you would like to discuss your concerns over osteoarthritis in your knee or knees.