Arthritis can be caused by many factors, some genetic component, the amount of activity over a lifetime, any trauma sustained, or inflammatory conditions. Some combination of these factors can cause swelling, pain, and breakdown of the cartilage surfaces of the joints.
● Bracing ● Therapy● NSAIDS ● Topicals● Supplements ● Injections
Surgery becomes an option when more conservative treatments don’t help. It is typically a decision made by the patient, not by Dr. Ahn. When the symptoms are enough to impact the quality of life, surgery can be a good option to regain function and ability to return to activities.