Conditions Osteoarthritis by Santa Ana Pain Clinic 1 1 - Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a deterioration of bone and joint cartilage. It is the most common type
of arthritis.


Osteoarthritis is caused by general wear and tear, which is why it is most commonly seen in older patients. Patients who are overweight or do a lot of kneeling, climbing, and lifting are more at risk because of the extra strain put on joints.


Osteoarthritis can contribute to pain in several different areas of the body, including the hips, legs, knees, and hands. Usually, the pain gets worse throughout the day. It is not uncommon for the cartilage surrounding the fact joints in the back to deteriorate. This leads to back pain that is often severe. The deterioration in your back can also lead to sciatica and sacroiliac joint pain.
Conditions Osteoarthritis by Santa Ana Pain Clinic 2 1 - Osteoarthritis


There is no direct cure for osteoarthritis. Treatments involve managing the pain and other symptoms. The best method for controlling pain depends on where your pain is most experienced. For many patients, radiofrequency ablation is helpful for disabling nerve tissue with heat, preventing nerves from transmitting pain signals to the brain.