Arthritis Doctor Offers 3 Ways to Relieve Knee Pain

Arthritis Doctor Offers 3 Ways to Relieve Knee PainThe joint that most frequently develops arthritis is the knee, and osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the knee. This arthritis typically involves a slow degenerative process of “wear-and-tear” and can become more acute under certain conditions such as stair climbing, squatting, or colder weather. The warm weather we enjoy in and around Fallbrook can offer relief and is another reason those who suffer choose to move to warmer climates.

Osteoarthritis is brought on mostly by inflammation of the cartilage in the knee joint which gradually wears away to the point where there is no cushion left for the knee sockets. Gradually, pain and swelling begins as well as cracking or popping sounds, and even a grinding sensation in the knees. When the pain becomes so severe that it interrupts sleep or prevents movement, it’s time to take action and make an appointment with an arthritis doctor.

Some state-of-the-art alternatives for relieving pain without surgery are:

  • Joint Injections: The aspiration (draining) and injection of muscles and joints can provide quick and significant pain relief.
  • Infused Medications: Our skilled infusion nurses and physicians will administer and monitor the intravenous medications in our comfortable infusion suites.
  • Heel Ultrasound: Our physicians use a combination of Heel Ultrasound and DXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) machines to diagnose and treat osteoarthritis.

At Southland Arthritis, we have more than 39 years experience of treating Fallbrook patients with osteoarthritis and related chronic pain conditions. Call us today for an appointment.

Dr. Marc Phillpotts

Dr. Marc Phillpotts

Dr. Marc Phillpotts is a board certified physician in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Phillpotts earned his medical degree at The University of the West Indies in Jamaica. He moved to Washington, DC where he completed Residency training in Internal Medicine at Howard University Hospital, then Fellowship training at the George Washington University. He has held an academic position as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the GW SMHS. He is a member of several professional societies including the American Medical Association, International Society of Clinical Densitometry and American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Phillpotts has expertise in musculoskeletal ultrasound and bone densitometry. In his spare time, Dr. Phillpotts enjoys running, swimming and tennis.