Joint Replacement Surgeons and Solutions in Harrisburg and Beyond
Have you been told that you have arthritis? You aren’t alone. This condition is quite common, especially in adults. Arthritis is caused by inflammation of the joints or other parts of the body. Common indicators include swelling and stiffness, but it can also cause debilitating pain — which eventually leads to loss of movement because of trauma to cartilage in the joints.
The good news is that the highly trained physicians and joint replacement surgeons at OIP in central PA can provide you with the compassionate care you need to treat your arthritis. Although conservative treatment options may be available, the team will also be able to assess if joint replacement surgery is the best option for you.
Our joint replacement surgeons operate on your weakened joints, ultimately replacing arthritic cartilage with artificial parts. This process requires extreme skill, tremendous expertise and the utmost care. We’re happy to report that our central PA joint replacement surgeons perform more than 2,000 joint replacements every year, making them some of the most well-respected joint doctors in central PA and beyond.
Conservative Treatment Options for Arthritis and Joint Pain
When treating arthritis, early detection is key. If you are experiencing joint pain or have a family history of arthritis, then make an appointment with the compassionate staff at OIP. We want to get you on the road to recovery as soon as possible.
It’s best to start conservative treatment options before any long-term damage occurs. If left unattended, arthritis can cause severe trauma to the cartilage and intractable pain. At that point, surgery may be our only option for relieving these symptoms.
However, in its early stages, there are a number of different non-surgical treatments that can be used to help our patients with arthritis. Working closely with your preferences, we may recommend lifestyle changes, including specialized diet and exercise. There are also different types of therapy we can attempt.
Medications are the most common conservative option and can help treat the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. However, before we prescribe any type of medication, we will discuss the benefits and risks at length with you so that you can make a fully informed decision.