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As the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis affects millions of people across the globe. The protective cartilage that covers the end of an individual’s bones begins to wear down over time due to this condition. It most commonly affects hand, neck, lower back, hip, and knee joints, though it can damage any joint in the body. Over time, osteoarthritis will worsen, causing more pain and lack of mobility for an individual. Though there is no cure, there are available treatments that can help individuals with this degenerative disease cope with and lessen the pain.
ERISA Law Center has a reputation for securing real results for clients who have had their claim for ERISA benefits due to osteoarthritis denied or need help with filing it. We put our decades of experience to work on cases just like yours day after day.
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Symptoms of Osteoarthritis
SOME OF THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS INCLUDE:
- Pain during after movement
- Tenderness and / or stiffness in joints
- Poor flexibility or range of motion
- A grating sensation
- Bone spurs, which can feel like hard lumps
For some, the joint pain can become so severe that they are no longer able to walk, complete daily tasks, or even go to work. Joint replacement surgery or other extreme treatment options may be recommended.
Treatment Options & Medications
While there is no discovered cure for osteoarthritis, there are numerous treatment options available to provide those with this condition relief from pain and improved joint movement.
Medication options available:
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol, others)
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Advil, Motrin, others) and naproxen (Aleve, others).
- Narcotics (Codeine)-for more severe osteoarthritis pain.
It is important to keep in mind that the stronger the medication, the greater the risk for dependence, which is why you should thoroughly review your options for treatment.
Therapy options available:
- Physical therapists who can create an individual exercise regimen
- Reducing stress on joint with the help of an occupational therapist
- Braces, shoe inserts, splints, or other medical devices
- Chronic pain class, where you can learn tips and tricks for reducing pain
Surgical options available:
- Cortisone shots
- Lubrication injections
- Osteotomy for realigning bones
- Joint replacement (arthroplasty)
Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with osteoarthritis or have been suffering from severe osteoarthritis for several years, ERISA Law Center can help you pursue the just compensation you need to support yourself. We ensure your claim is handled correctly or your appeal is addressed swiftly. Our ERISA lawyer has more than three decades of experience in long-term disability and ERISA claims and can use this to assist with your case.
Trust your case to our dedicated legal team. Give our dedicated firm a call today at 866-360-0983. We are ready to help you.