Spinal osteoarthritis cannot be reversed, but treatment can slow its progression and control pain.
Certain sections and structures of the spine are more prone to damage from osteoarthritis, such as the L4-L5 vertebral segments, the L5-S1, and the C3-C7 segments.
The most common surgery to treat hip osteoarthritis is hip replacement, but there are other options such as hip resurfacing and osteotomy.
There are nonsurgical treatment options for shoulder osteoarthritis that can be done at home. Additionally, therapeutic injections and surgeries are also available.
The two most common types of surgery to treat pain from osteoarthritis are vertebral fusion and laminectomy.
Treating ankle arthritis can involve lifestyle changes, medical interventions, injections, and/or surgery.
Osteoarthritis of the hand may be treated using a wide array of home care and integrative medical treatments. Rarely, surgery is recommended.
Acromioclavicular arthritis (AC joint arthritis) occurs when cartilage is lost at the front of the shoulder, with some people experiencing bone changes as well.
Ankle osteoarthritis involves the loss of cartilage, which can lead to other changes that cause ankle pain such as inflammation and alterations to the bones.
Hip osteoarthritis can affect daily activities, with pain originating in changes in the hip’s cartilage, bone, and other soft tissues.