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.
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.
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.
The symptoms of Osteoarthritis can vary depending on the affected joint. Common symptoms include:
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.
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.
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:
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:
Additionally, we may recommend the following:
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.