Common Conditions We Treat


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One of the most common types of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which affects roughly 23 million Americans. The majority of patients suffering from osteoarthritis are over 45 years old and about 1/3 of Americans with this condition are women. Although most people believe that aging is the primary cause of this common joint condition, it is also known to develop through injury and heredity risk factors.

At Sonoran Pain & Spine, our experienced staff are board-certified and are skilled at performing non-surgical treatments as well as complex surgical procedures to relieve pain from osteoarthritis. If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, and stay in the Greater Phoenix Arizona area, contact us to schedule an appointment to receive the best possible care.

“The entire experience from scheduling an appointment to walking out the door was fantastic. You really get the sense that this is a world class practice. They made me feel welcomed and did not rush through the visit. He, and his PA, answered all my questions and ensured I understood the prognosis and all possible directions of care moving forward. I’m very happy we came across SPS.”

Nick Garcia / patient

Treatment Plans

Osteoarthritis Treatment

More Information on Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Plans

The various areas of the body that are affected by osteoarthritis include the hands, feet, knees, spine, hips among other joints throughout the body. One frequently treated area, is when people with this condition feel pain in the middle and outer joints of their hands. It also commonly affects feet and specifically the big toe. People with this condition in their hips, often feel pain in their thighs and groin, which can even cause pain to travel to the knee.

How Osteoarthritis Impacts Range of Motion

The effects of osteoarthritis can severely limit one’s mobility. For instance, it can prevent people from walking or performing other common daily weight-bearing activities. In addition, osteoarthritis pain from the spine can increase when one is sitting or lying down.

Common Pain Relief & Treatments for Osteoarthritis:

  • Ice and/or heat packs
  • Physical Therapy & Stretching
  • Manual manipulation
  • Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen or COX-2 inhibitors for pain relief
  • Narcotic pain medications for pain relief
  • Injections to reduce inflammation and pain

A diagnosis of osteoarthritis can be made based on various factors such as a patient’s history, physical exam, and x-rays. These scans can show the narrowing of the joint spaces caused by the loss of cartilage. Before starting on a treatment plan for osteoarthritis, it is critically important that we perform an accurate and thorough diagnosis of your pain.

Osteoarthritis doesn’t cure itself, but treatment can help decrease inflammation and improve joint motion. Most commonly, people with this condition use over-the-counter and prescription drugs to relieve their pain. These include ibuprofen, aspirin, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. In addition to medication, people with this disease are also encouraged to exercise to improve their muscle strength and flexibility. One of the most effective strategies for treating osteoarthritis is to reduce one’s body weight. Doing so can help decrease the stress levels on the joints that are affected by this condition.

Why Choose Us for Osteoarthritis Treatment?

Our team of highly trained specialists at Sonoran Pain & Spine use both non-surgical and surgical techniques to treat osteoarthritis in our patients. We can help patients avoid surgery by performing injections, specialized therapies and anti-inflammatory medications. Our team utilizes the latest technology and techniques. If past or current treatment methods are not meeting your expectations for pain relief, it may be time to consider an appointment with Dr. Minesh Zaveri at Sonoran Pain & Spine.

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