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Finding Relief from Joint and Arthritis Pain

Woman suffering from Knee Pain
Each joint of the body is formed by a series of muscles, tendons, and ligaments where bones come together and provide movement and mechanical support. Pain in joints such as the ankle, elbow, hand and wrist, hip, knee or shoulder can prevent the body from performing normal, everyday activities. When the surfaces of your joints wear out from arthritis, injury or general wear and tear, the grinding of bone on bone causes pain, swelling and difficulty with simple tasks.

As we age, our cartilage gets worn out and loses the ability to hold as much water. The water in our cartilage works as a shock absorber. As a result, the cartilage progressively becomes more and more damaged. While joint pain is most commonly associated with arthritis, repetitive physical activity and injury can also cause damage or pain. When left untreated, joint pain can become debilitating and cause other areas of your body to compensate for the damaged area, which can complicate your recovery.

Over 45 million Americans suffer from joint pain and are limited when it comes to physical activity. According to U.S. News this number is on the rise, with about 67 million projected to suffer from moderate to severe joint pain by 2030.

There are many solutions for joint pain, and one of those just might be minimally invasive joint replacement surgery. In this procedure, the damaged bone and cartilage are removed—from around the ankle, elbow, hip, knee or shoulder—and replaced with metal and plastic prosthetics.

Materials technology has drastically changed success rates. Doctors are now able to better replicate the normal rotation of the ankle, elbow, hip, knee or shoulder. Surgeons use more precise instruments to cut bone and place implants. And, because of minimal tissue damage and a smaller incision, patients typically go home faster, recover more quickly and get back to normal activity sooner.


 

Find Relief from Your Joint Pain

Joint pain comes in many forms, and when left untreated can change your life dramatically. Find relief from your arthritis or joint pain today by visiting with one of the expert physicians at the Orthopedic Institute. Whether you’re experiencing pain or want to know more about how you can protect your joints, our physicians have the training and expertise to help.


 

Meet Our Joint Replacement Specialists

 

David Peterson, DO

David Peterson, DO

Dr. Peterson is fellowship trained in total joint replacement. He specializes in arthritis and minimally invasive joint replacement of the hip and knee. He sees patients at Bingham Memorial’s Orthopedic Institute in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, and Pocatello. To schedule an appointment or consultation about your joint pain, call his office at 782-2999.

 

 

 

 Nathan Richardson, MD

Nathan Richardson, MDDr. Richardson is fellowship trained in shoulder and elbow surgery. He specializes in total joint replacement and injury of the shoulder and elbow. He sees patients at Bingham Memorial’s Orthopedic Institute in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Soda Springs. To schedule an appointment or consultation about your joint pain, call his office at 535-3626 or 239-8000.

 

 

 

Dan Robinson, DPM

Dr. Dan Robinson, DPMDr. Robinson is certified in foot and ankle surgery. He performs an ankle replacement surgery that is ideal for those who suffer from ankle pain, traumatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, or deformities of the ankle. He sees patients at Bingham Memorial’s Orthopedic Institute in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Soda Springs. To schedule an appointment or consultation about your foot and ankle pain, call his office at 782-2490.



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