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Osteoarthritis

Keeping you active and feeling your best, with specialized care for osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of disability. It’s a painful condition that develops when protective cartilage in the joints starts to deteriorate. It usually affects people age 50 and older, but the beginnings of the disease can be spotted – and managed – much earlier.

If you have osteoarthritis, Dr. Lucas and Dr. Nowicki can help you preserve your mobility and minimize discomfort. Your most effective treatment may include medication, self-care strategies, physical therapy and a customized exercise plan.

Specialized joint replacement and minimally invasive surgery.

Sometimes surgery is necessary to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis or improve joint function. Each of our physicians has specialized training in joint surgery and Dr. Lucas has fellowship training in joint reconstruction / joint replacement. The surgeons perform minimally invasive arthroscopy and several approaches to joint replacement for the knee, shoulder and hip. Schedule a consultation to learn more about the benefits of joint reconstruction and replacement at the Sports Medicine Institute.

Do you have symptoms of osteoarthritis in your knee, shoulder or hip?

  • ongoing pain
  • stiffness
  • reduced range of motion

If you have symptoms like these, or other joint problems, call us for a consultation. The sooner osteoarthritis is diagnosed, the quicker you can take action to minimize the way it affects your life.