Arthritis, Degenerative Joint Disease & Osteoarthritis
Most kinds of arthritis cause pain and swelling in your joints. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It causes pain, swelling and reduced motion in your joints. It can occur in any joint, but usually it affects your hands, knees, hips or spine.
Factors that may cause arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthritis include:
- Being overweight
- Getting older
- Injuring a joint
Therapies that manage pain and improve function include exercise, weight control, rest, pain relief, alternative therapies and surgery.
For additional information on arthritis, please visit the National Institutes of Health website. For more information on pain management or to schedule an appointment at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, please contact us at (314) 289-9411, or you can also choose to complete our online inquiry form. We look forward to speaking with you.