Arthritis affects millions of Americans each year, and it is the cause of limited daily activities in nearly 44% of patients diagnosed with this condition. Arthritis is often a complicated ailment to treat because to treat it successfully; the root causes of the condition must be found. It is unfortunate, but many physicians simply want to “throw medications” at arthritis to relieve pain. While certain medicines may reduce pain for a while, if the root causes of arthritis are not addressed, then the pain will continue and will worsen over time. At Ospina Medical, we offer a comprehensive approach to treating patients with arthritis. Our medical practice specializes in providing interventional orthopedic and functional medicine services to residents in Manhattan and the greater New York City community.
As people age, so do their bodies. This may seem a silly statement, but people often forget that their bones and joints are as old as they are. Therefore, over time, the joints experience degeneration from the wear and tear that they have experienced over a lifetime. Arthritis is a condition in which swelling and tenderness of the joints occur to affect people’s mobility. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint tenderness, decreased range of motion, stiffness, and the disfigurement of the joints.
At Ospina Medical, we focus on functional medicine that includes interventional spine treatment and joint rejuvenation medical procedures. We minimize opioid prescriptions as much as possible due to the compromising side effects that they can cause. The procedures include functional medicine injection therapy and a combination of physiotherapy treatments.
There are two prominent types of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage to break down, caused by the damage that occurs to the joints’ cartilage over time. People who work in physical occupations (e.g., carpenters, mechanics, nurses, hair stylists) often suffer more frequently from osteoarthritis than those with more sedentary jobs or lifestyles. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the lining of the joints. It progresses over time, destroying the cartilage and bone within the joints. Both of these types of arthritis can be linked to family history, joint injury, and obesity.
Finding effective treatment for arthritis should not be difficult for those who are suffering from this condition. At Ospina Medical, we specialize in functional restoration, interventional procedures, and a paradigm shift away from opioid-based prescription practices. Dr. Maniam and Dr. Kohler hope to usher in a new era of treatment options to the residents of New York. We want to promote wellness, well-being, and improved quality of life.