Osteoarthritis

Arthritis Center of Nebraska specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis!

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, especially among older people. Also known as degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is by far the most common form of arthritis, affecting an estimated 27 million Americans age 25 and older.

Osteoarthritis can be painful.

This disease affects cartilage, the hard, slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones where they meet to form a joint. Osteoarthritis causes the surface layer of cartilage to break and wear away, allowing the bones underneath to rub together. The result is pain, swelling, and loss of motion in the joint.

Unlike some other forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, ostoarthritis affects only joint function. It does not affect skin tissue, the lungs, the eyes, or the blood vessels. Ostheoarthritis becomes more common with age, though younger people can develop it, usually as a result of a joint injury, or a genetic defect in the joint cartilage. It is also more likely to occur in people who are overweight, or who work in jobs that stress particular joints.

Don't let osteoarthritis get the best of you!

The board certified rheumatologists and highly-trained professional staff at Arthritis Center of Nebraska specialize in the treatment and management of osteoarthritis. Our certified on-site laboratory means you can often receive test results during your appointment, for greater peace of mind. It also allows us to dial in a lifestyle or treatment plan as soon as possible - one that addresses your specific needs, and helps you to enjoy the things you love to do with less pain and greater mobility.