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      1801 Peachtree Street,
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      Atlanta, GA 30309


      Osteoarthritis Treatment Georgia

      If you are tired of dealing with the stiffness and constant pain caused by Osteoarthritis, it's time to find a treatment option that works for you. Or, maybe you have been experiencing more body aches lately and are unsure why.

      No matter your situation, at PrimeHealthMD in Georgia, we can help you get to the root cause of your discomfort. Our team of experienced functional medicine practitioners is dedicated to helping patients suffering from Osteoarthritis achieve optimal health and well-being through a holistic and individualized approach.

      We help patients experiencing achy joints and body stiffness at all three of our locations in Atlanta, Alpharetta, and Dunwoody, Georgia.

      To learn more about Osteoarthritis treatment, please call (770) 800-3353 or contact us online to schedule your first consultation.

      What is Osteoarthritis?

      Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of bones wears down over time. This can cause pain, stiffness, and difficulty moving the affected joint. Osteoarthritis commonly affects the knees, hips, hands, and spine.

      What causes Osteoarthritis?

      There is no single cause of Osteoarthritis, but several factors can increase the risk of developing the disease. Age, genetics, lifestyle factors, and prior joint injuries or surgeries may contribute to the development of Osteoarthritis. Additionally, research has shown that being overweight can increase the risk of developing Osteoarthritis by 4-5 times.

      What are the symptoms of Osteoarthritis?

      The symptoms of Osteoarthritis can vary depending on the affected joint. Common symptoms include:

      • Pain
      • Stiffness
      • Tenderness
      • Swelling around the affected joint
      • Decreased range of motion
      • Difficulty moving the joint

      If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, don’t wait to speak with a functional medicine expert so you can find a solution for your pain. Please call (770) 800-3353 or contact us online to schedule your first consultation.

      Testing for Osteoarthritis

      At PrimeHealthMD, we can recommend comprehensive testing to diagnose Osteoarthritis. This may include a physical examination, imaging tests such as X-rays or MRI, and blood tests to rule out other conditions that may cause similar symptoms and to determine the root cause of your disease.

      Functional Medicine Approach to Treating Osteoarthritis

      Our functional medicine practitioners take a personalized approach to treating Osteoarthritis. We focus on addressing the underlying causes of the disease rather than just managing the symptoms. We find that a structured weight loss plan successfully reduces symptoms of Osteoarthritis in our Georgia patients. Our approach includes the following:

      Weight Loss for Osteoarthritis

      Losing weight can reduce your risk of developing Osteoarthritis, and in cases where the disease has already developed, weight loss can help relieve symptoms and delay the progression of the disease. Our team will help you overcome Osteoarthritis by creating a tailored weight loss plan specific to your needs. This may include:

      • Helping you lose weight through our highly targeted weight-loss programs. Weight loss can significantly reduce the pressure on the joints, relieve joint pain, and reduce symptoms of inflammation. In some cases, it can also prevent or delay the need for surgery.
      • Identifying and educating on low-impact exercises appropriate for OA, your fitness level, and the affected joint. Regular exercise can help improve joint flexibility, reduce pain, and improve overall physical function.
      • Educating on an anti-inflammatory diet. We provide guidance on anti-inflammatory diets that have been shown to reduce inflammation and relieve joint pain. Our team will work with you to develop a personalized nutrition plan that meets your specific needs.

      Additionally, we may recommend the following:

      • Counseling on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and analgesics to help manage joint pain. We consider your health history and any potential side effects when recommending medications.
      • Recommendations for high-quality nutritional supplements that have been shown to promote joint health. These may include glucosamine, chondroitin, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D.
      • In cases where joint replacement surgery is necessary, we work closely with our orthopedic staff to ensure that patients are fully prepared for the procedure. We also provide counseling on how losing weight can lower the surgical risk associated with joint replacement. Our functional medicine approach aims to provide comprehensive support to patients before, during, and after joint replacement surgery to ensure the best possible outcome.

      Request Your FREE Consultation Today!

      At PrimeHealthMD, we are committed to helping our patients achieve optimal health and well-being through a personalized and holistic approach to care.

      If you are experiencing symptoms of Osteoarthritis or have been diagnosed with the disease, our functional medicine practitioners are here to help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

      Please call (770) 800-3353 or contact us online to schedule your first consultation!

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