Facts about joint pain
Did you know one in 20 Americans over the age 50 have had a knee replacement? Millions of people suffer from debilitating pain and stiffness in their jointers. Dr. Matthew Barrett, orthopedic surgeon at Middle Tennessee Medical Center, offers some facts about what may cause joint pain and what some of the symptoms are.
What are some of the causes or symptoms of joint pain?
- Diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
- Bursitis - Bursitis is inflammation of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) that lies between a tendon and skin, or between a tendon and bone. The condition may be acute or chronic
- Chondromalacia patellae
- Injuries, such as fractures
- Osteoarthritis (OA) - is the most common joint disorder, which is due to aging and wear and tear on a joint
- Septic arthritis (joint infection)
- Tendinitis - Tendinitis is inflammation, irritation, and swelling of a tendon, which is the fibrous structure that joins muscle to bone. In many cases, tendinosis (tendon degeneration) is also present
- Strains or sprains
MTMC has a team of leading orthopedic specialists that offer a full range of services, along with a multi-disciplinary team of nurses and physical therapists. The MTMC Joint Replacement Center performs approximately 600 joint replacements each year.
For more information, visit the MTMC Joint Replacement Center online or call 615-396-5237.