Arthritis Intervention for Active Individuals in Lafayette, LA
A leading cause of disability in America, arthritis is a general term used to describe joint inflammation that causes pain, swelling, and stiffness. There are many different kinds of arthritis; the most common is osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), which develops gradually through wear and tear and is often associated with the natural aging process. Another common type is rheumatoid arthritis, which is a chronic and progressive autoimmune disease.
How Is Arthritis Treated?
Arthritis treatment can vary. When early signs appear, treatment usually begins with a primary care physician, who may suggest weight loss, exercise, physical therapy, topical pain-relieving creams, supplements, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The goal is to relieve pain and improve joint function. If further improvement is needed, an orthopedic surgeon can provide other treatments, such as injections or surgery.
The most common joints affected by arthritis and the most common forms of treatment include:
|Knee Arthritis||Cortisone Injection||Nonsurgical Arthritis Treatment|
|Hip Arthritis||Exercise Treatment||Rooster Comb Injection|
|Shoulder Arthritis||Injection Treatment||Viscosupplement Injection|
Orthopedic Joint Specialist Practicing in Lafayette
Peter D. Vizzi, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician who specializes in treating arthritis and other joint conditions. Taking a conservative approach to treatment, Dr. Vizzi helps each patient find effective relief through the least invasive means possible, always reserving surgery as a last resort. When a patient elects to proceed with surgical treatment for arthritis, Dr. Vizzi does everything possible to ensure that the procedure is quick, accurate, and fully addresses the targeted issue.
If you require arthritis intervention, you can feel confident entrusting your care to Dr. Vizzi. He has been providing treatments for shoulder, hip, knee, and other types of arthritis for more than 20 years. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Vizzi at his office in Lafayette, LA, contact us today.