Your knees are essential to maintaining your quality of life. Your knees are the largest joints in your body, and the complexity of the joint along with the burden of being a weight-bearing joint makes your knees susceptible to injury, wear and tear, and arthritis. You don’t have to suffer from knee arthritis. Dr. Nikoleit and Dr. Bartucci, our expert orthopaedic surgeons, has the knowledge and experience to help you experience relief from your symptoms so you can take back your life.
Arthritis is characterized by the inflammation of the joints, often resulting in pain and stiffness. Knee arthritis can cause debilitating pain and hinder your ability to do every-day things like walking. At Elmhurst Orthopaedics, we understand how deeply arthritis can impact your quality of life. Don’t let arthritis keep you down.
If you are suffering from knee pain and suspect it may be a result of arthritis, call Elmhurst Orthopaedics today at 630.834.0491 or request an appointment online to schedule your consult with Dr. Nikoleit or Dr. Bartucci.
Knee Arthritis symptoms
Knee arthritis symptoms can seriously impact your quality of life. If you’re suffering from arthritis, you may experience:
- Increasing pain
- Buckling or locking
- Cracking or popping sounds
- Knee stiffness
- Worsening range of motion
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, call us today at 630.834.0491 or request an appointment with Dr. Nikoleit or Dr. Bartucci online to get started with your customized treatment plan.
Types of Knee Arthritis
The knee is the most common joint affected by arthritis, and it primarily impacts adults. The most common types of arthritis that people experience are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
The most common type of arthritis people experience in their knee is osteoarthritis. Oftentimes, osteoarthritis is called the “wear-and-tear” arthritis because it is caused by the breakdown of the cartilage in your knee.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disease that causes inflammation of the synovial membrane in your knee. This swelling causes damage to the cartilage and eventually bone in your knee.
Treatment for Knee Arthritis
There is no knee arthritis treatment, but there are treatment options that can give you knee arthritis relief. Dr. Nikoleit or Dr. Bartucci will likely perform a number of tests to determine which type of arthritis you are suffering from. Once he determines which type of arthritis you have, he will work with you to explore your treatment options and develop a customized treatment plan tailored to meet your needs and give you relief from your pain.
- Physical therapy
- Steroid (Cortisone) Injections
- Anti-Inflammatory Medication
- Total/Partial joint replacement
- Cartilage Transplantation
At Elmhurst Orthopaedics, our expert team will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that is custom designed to get you back to living your life on your terms. Don’t let constant, debilitating pain get in the way of loving your life.