Category Archives: Arthritis and Joint Pain

Everybody Physical Therapy can help you with arthritis and joint pain at both our Portland and Vancouver locations. Please read through some of the content listed below for more information on Arthritis and Joint pain.

Osteoarthritis

There are several types of arthritis, the most common being osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) is caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage of one or more joints. Cartilage is a protein substance that serves as a cushion or shock absorber between the bones of the joints. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis.…
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Total Knee Replacement

What is a Total Knee Replacement (TKR)? A total knee replacement (TKR) involves removing the ends of the bones at the knee joint (the tibia, sometimes called “shin bone”) and the femur (thigh bone) and replacing them with artificial parts. Replacement parts consist of a metal cap placed on the end of the femur and…
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Ostoarthritis of the knee

What is Osteoarthritis of Knee? Osteoarthritis of the knee (knee OA) is a progressive disease causing inflammation and degeneration of the knee joint that worsens over time. It affects the entire joint, including bone, cartilage, ligament, and muscle. Its progression is influenced by age, body mass index (BMI), bone structure, genetics, strength, and activity level.…
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Osteoarthritis of the hip

What is Osteoarthritis of the Hip? Hip osteoarthritis is inflammation of the hip joint, a condition that is more likely to develop as people age. Osteoarthritis results when injury or inflammation in a joint causes the soft, shock-absorbing cartilage that lines and cushions the joint surfaces to break down. When the cartilage is damaged, the…
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