At Terrapin Care Center, our team of specialists helps patients reduce the pain they are experiencing from osteoarthritis with a variety of innovative treatments, all with a goal of reducing your symptoms, allowing you to stay active, and potentially slowing the progression of this condition.
More than 27 million American adults suffer from osteoarthritis, a painful joint disease that primarily affects the knees, hips and, more recently, thumbs. Osteoarthritis is caused by a gradual loss of cartilage from the joints and joint inflammation.
We use medical pain management, physical therapy and exercise to improve flexibility and strengthen the muscles surrounding the affected joints. Painful joints are moved through a full range of motion to maintain flexibility and to slow deterioration of cartilage. Patients who exercise regularly despite their osteoarthritis typically have less pain and better function than those who remain inactive.
Knee osteoarthritis is a treatable condition. Non-medical treatments like lifestyle changes may be enough to reduce symptoms in some patients. Still, more patients will find relief through physical therapy, steroid injection, and over-the-counter pain medications
Don’t suffer through the pain of osteoarthritis. Trust the experts at Terrapin Care Center to provide you with options for pain management in College Park that can help reduce pain and inflammation, and get you on the road to recovery. We’re located at 9658 Baltimore Avenue, Ste 420, in College Park, MD. Call (301) 220-1930 to schedule a convenient appointment.