Is arthritis pain slowing you down? If so, we have solutions if over-the-counter medications aren’t providing enough relief to the pain of arthritis. We may also be able to help you avoid major surgery. We have multiple treatments and options for arthritis patient, each of which can provide months of relief. Our treatments are effective for osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Contact Dr. Jason Attman’s office in Bellevue, WA, or read on to find out more.

Corticosteroid injections for arthritis

Corticosteroid injections can be effective for rheumatoid arthritis  patients.

Corticosteroids are not the same as anabolic steroids, in that they don’t increase muscle size or strength. Instead, they reduce inflammation. Because inflammation causes pressure on your nerves, this treatment can be highly effective. We’ll deliver the injection directly into the inflamed joint or info the soft tissue close to the joint.

Prolotherapy for arthritis

Prolotherapy benefits adults with severe joint problems, making it an excellent therapy for OA.

Prolotherapy helps you build tougher tissue.  Prolotherapy delivers a medication solution to damaged tissues that induces low-grade inflammation that helps produce growth factor hormones. Those growth factor hormones can regrow some of the missing cartilage. Because a great deal of arthritis pain stems from the lack of cartilage in key joints, this therapy can provide long-lasting relief.

Many of our patients find their arthritis pain disappears once this treatment is complete.

Radiofrequency ablation for arthritis

RFA can be effective for osteoarthritis. RFA uses targeted radiofrequency waves to disable certain nerves temporarily. We insert a special needle into the appropriate location, using X-rays to guide us. Then we deliver a precise burst of radiofrequency heat waves to finish the procedure. The damaged nerve becomes incapable of sending pain signals to your brain.

We target joints that bear weight, like your knees and hips.

RFA is suitable for six to twelve months of powerful arthritis relief. Once your nerves start to regain their sensitivity, we’ll have to deliver the treatment again. You can receive RFA on an ongoing basis without experiencing significant side effects or diminished efficacy.

Schedule your appointment today

Which treatment is right for you? It depends on which type of arthritis you have, the severity of your arthritis, the other treatments you’ve tried, and your unique health profile.

Together we’ll create a personalized treatment plan to deliver long-lasting arthritis relief. You can schedule your first appointment with Dr. Attaman in Bellevue today. Schedule your appointment today.

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