As a highly skilled and experienced orthopedic specialist, Dr. Hernandez is committed to providing comprehensive care for patients suffering from arthritis. We understand that Through his expertise and patient-centered approach, he strives to alleviate pain through advanced surgical techniques to improve joint function and improve their quality of life.
Arthritis is a collection of chronic diseases in the joints, and there are more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. Because arthritis is a general term given to a family of diseases, the symptoms can vary. Some common arthritis symptoms include pain, stiffness, swelling, and lower range of motion. As one of the leading causes of disability in the U.S., getting diagnosed early is essential because it can help limit the damage arthritis can cause to your joints.
Under the guidance of Dr. Jaime Hernandez, we offer a range of specialized treatments for arthritis, each tailored to meet the needs of our patients. These include:
During your appointment with Dr. Hernandez, he will perform a comprehensive evaluation of medical history and symptoms, a physical examination to assess joint function and mobility and perform diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays or MRI, to evaluate your joint damage and determine the extent of the condition.
Dr. Hernandez can offer a wide range of nonsurgical treatments, including:
- Medications: Prescription and over-the-counter medications to manage pain and reduce inflammation.
- Physical Therapy: Customized exercise programs to improve joint flexibility, strengthen muscles, and enhance mobility.
- Assistive Devices: Recommendations for braces, splints, or orthotics to support and stabilize the affected joints.
- Lifestyle Modifications: Guidance on weight management, joint protection techniques, and adaptive strategies to minimize symptoms.
If nonsurgical interventions cannot provide you with the pain relief you need. In that case, Dr. Hernandez and his team can perform various surgical treatments to help relieve your arthritis through minimally-invasive methods. Some treatment options we can provide include the following:
- Arthroscopy: Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure to visualize and treat joint conditions, remove damaged tissue, and repair ligaments.
- Joint Replacement: This surgical procedure works to replace damaged joints with artificial implants, relieving pain and restoring function.
- Joint Fusion: A joint fusion procedure fuses two or more bones in a joint, eliminating motion and reducing pain when joint replacement is unsuitable.
Don’t let arthritis limit your activities and diminish your quality of life. Dr. Jaime Hernandez, MD, and his dedicated team are here to provide specialized arthritis treatment tailored to your unique needs. With our expertise in orthopedic surgery and comprehensive approach to care, we aim to help you regain mobility, alleviate pain, and improve your overall well-being. Contact our friendly staff to book your appointment and start your journey toward regaining control over your joints. Together, we will find the most appropriate treatment approach for your arthritis, helping you regain your independence and enjoy an active lifestyle.