You don’t have to live with joint pain. Explore treatment options that can help you get back to the activities you enjoy most. Join Baylor Medical Center at McKinney on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. for an informative seminar featuring orthopedic surgeon Dr. Donald Ozumba discussing options for joint pain. A light dinner will be served.
Osteoarthritis is a disease that causes the cartilage in your joints to break down. Cartilage is a smooth substance that protects the ends of your bones and helps your joints move. Osteoarthritis becomes more common as people get older. To diagnose this disease, your doctor will ask about your health history and perform an exam. X-rays may also be needed.
Osteoarthritis can affect any joint, with women tending to get it in their hands. Weight-bearing joints, such as the hip and knee, are often affected in both men and women. Some of the more common symptoms of this disease include:
- Joint pain and stiffness. Long periods of rest or using a joint too long or too hard can make pain and stiffness worse.
- Weak muscles or wobbly joints.
- Joints that have lost normal shape and motion.
If Surgery Is Needed
For people with severe joint damage, surgery can decrease pain and improve movement. Joint replacement is the most common surgery used to treat osteoarthritis. Joints in the knee, hip, and shoulder are replaced most often.
Free Education Seminar
Join us for an upcoming seminar led by Donald Ozumba, M.D. on the medical staff to learn about possible treatment for joint pain. In the meantime, amp up your osteoarthritis knowledge by taking our quiz at healthsource.baylorhealth.com/Search/40,OsteoarthritisQuiz.
About Baylor Medical Center at McKinney
Baylor McKinney, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a 95-bed, fully-accredited not-for-profit hospital located in McKinney, Texas. The hospital opened in July 2012 and provides a broad spectrum of medical and health care services to the residents of McKinney and surrounding communities with personalized care and advanced technology on a beautiful campus with hotel-like amenities and all private rooms. Led by Hospital President Scott Peek, Baylor McKinney has more than 500 employees and a medical staff comprised of over 600 physicians representing nearly 33 specialties. Services at the facility include orthopedics, cardiovascular, neurosciences, oncology, surgical services, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine, sleep disorders, pain management, diabetes management and more. The hospital is currently undergoing expansion add an additional 48 inpatient beds. For more information, or a physician referral, call toll free 1-800-4BAYLOR (422-9567) or log onto BaylorHealth.com/McKinney.