Did you know that osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis? As this doctor advises, osteoarthritis is different from rheumatoid arthritis and can cause significant joint pain.
Osteoarthritis is not an auto-immune disease, meaning that there is little erosion in joints but instead a proliferation of bone called osteophytes. Osteoarthritis may occur in specific, localized areas, and sufferers may feel pain in just one wrist, one shoulder, or one knee. The osteoarthritis patient generally feels significantly more pain in the evening than in the morning.
Have you recently noticed any of the symptoms of osteoarthritis? Whether you have localized joint pain or chronic neck or back pain, you can get relief by calling the pain specialists at Pain Specialists of Orange County today at (888) 699-1334. Our Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, and Irvine office are convenient for all California residents.