WORLD ARTHRITIS DAY 2021: Living with arthritis?

October 12 is World Arthritis Day. This initiative is intended to promote awareness of the symptoms connected to various types of arthritis.

The later the intervention, the worse the joint damage. Hence, this campaign highlights the significance of early diagnosis and access to care. EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism) leads this campaign every year.

Does arthritis really require early intervention?

Yes. Although there are more than 100 types of arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common types.

  • Osteoarthritis is otherwise called wear and tear disease. Cartilage is the protective tissue located at the ends of bones. The wearing down of this cartilage occurs slowly and tears over time leading to the development of the osteoarthritis condition.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where your immune system affects your own healthy cells.

The development of an arthritis condition causes inflammation of one or more joint areas followed by their damage. Arthritis affects your shoulders, hands, neck, knees, thumbs, ankles, hips, wrists, elbows, etc.

Patients with arthritis may go through symptoms such as joint pain, swelling, stiffness, tenderness, limited range of motion, and a grating sensation.

The severity of this condition can vary from mild to severe depending on the individual and the type of arthritis.

Usually, physicians recommend painkillers, physical therapy, and corticosteroid injections to treat arthritis conditions. If all these options do not work, surgery could be the final choice of treatment.

How does the RRMG clinic follows the goal of the World Arthritis Day initiative?

On World Arthritis Day, and of course every day, our RRMG clinic is also committed to the goals of this EULAR campaign.

Our clinic aims to revive people with arthritis to live beyond their constraints by offering innovative non-surgical treatment options such as: 

  • Administration of NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
  • Physiotherapy/osteopathy
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Non-surgical techniques
    • PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy
    • PRP plus or A2M (Alpha-2 Macroglobulin)
    • Lipogems
    • Coolief (Cooled Radiofrequency)
    • Tenex
    • ESWT (Extra-Corporeal Shockwave Therapy)

Hence, patients experiencing arthritis do not have to go under the knife right away. Just follow our motto, ‘Get. Set. Go.’

  • Get in touch with us at 0207 112 5400
  • Set an appointment with our medical specialists
  • Go to the RRMG clinic and have a direct consultation

During the direct consultation, our team will assess your joint condition, determine the severity of this condition, and suggest the appropriate treatment option.

If non-surgical treatment options for arthritis heal naturally, what’s the need for surgery right away?