Skilled Pain Care Clinic
Anesthesiologists & Pain Management Physicians located in Houston, TX & Katy, TX
Arthritis is a common condition that affects more than 50 million Americans every year. If you experience pain or stiffness in your joints, Skilled Pain Care Clinic in Houston and Katy, Texas, offers a number of effective nonsurgical treatments. Led by Syed Nasir, MD, the practice specializes in interventional pain management. To discuss your arthritis pain, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Arthritis Q & A
What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a condition that causes swelling and tenderness in your joints. Although arthritis can affect patients of any age, the risk of developing it increases with age.
Of the hundred or so types of arthritis, osteoarthritis is the most common. Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage that protects the ends of your bones to break down. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in your body but is most common in the knees, hips, hands, and spine.
Cartilage is essential to the health of your bones and joints and allows your joints to move freely without friction.
As the cartilage wears away, the bones can begin to grind directly against each other, resulting in intense pain and serious complications like bone loss. Infections and joint injuries can worsen osteoarthritis and accelerate its effects.
Rheumatoid arthritis is another common type of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that causes your immune system to attack the lining of your joints. Eventually, rheumatoid arthritis destroys the bone and cartilage in your joints.
What are the symptoms of arthritis?
Symptoms of arthritis include:
- Limited range of motion
Advanced arthritis can cause bone spurs, abnormal outgrowths of bone caused by inflammation. Patients sometimes experience a grating sensation when attempting to use the affected joint.
In some cases, the symptoms of a failed knee surgery can result in symptoms like arthritis. If you experience concerning symptoms, Dr. Nasir and his team can help you determine the cause of your condition and the best way to reduce your pain.
How is arthritis treated?
Dr. Nasir offers a number of effective, minimally invasive treatments for arthritis pain. During your initial appointment, Dr. Nasir performs an in-depth health evaluation to determine the best treatment for your condition.
For patients with issues like knee arthritis, Dr. Nasir uses hyaluronic acid injections to restore lubrication to the joints. He uses facet joint injections to ease spinal pain. Depending on your needs, Dr. Nasir provides a number of additional treatments, including:
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Sacroiliac joint injections
- Hip and shoulder joint injections
- Pain medication
- Physical therapy
Dr. Nasir and his team specialize in minimally invasive interventional pain management. To find out the right treatment for your arthritis, book an appointment by phone or online today.