WHAT IS OSTEOARTHRITIS?
Osteoarthritis is the breakdown of a joint, such as the knee or hip. Each joint is made of cartilage: the firm, rubbery tissue that cushions the bones of your joints. Having cartilage present allows your bones to glide smoothly when moving your joint. When the cartilage starts to break down and then wear away, the bones can rub together. This process can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a normal result of aging. It is also caused by “wear and tear” on a joint. Symptoms of OA include but are not limited to the following:
Pain in and around the Joint
Reduced range of motion
Excessive swelling in and around the joint
Stiffness in and around the joint
Causes of Osteoarthritis
Older Adult Age Group
Previous Involvement in Activities that involve frequent kneeling, squatting, lifting, running, etc. including repetitive motions
High impact sports, such as football, basketball or soccer
Osteoarthritis Pain Study Treatments
The Northwest Clinical Research Center has the opportunity to evaluate a new potential treatment for osteoarthritis, but new medications cannot be developed without research volunteers.
The osteoarthritis study is evaluating a non-opiate medication that is hypothesized to pain and discomfort due to osteoarthritis. For specific details of the study treatment contact us using the web form or give us a call to schedule an appointment.
How can we help?
Your first visit to Northwest Clinical Research Center will consist of a clinical evaluation to determine eligibility for the study at no cost to you. This will include a detailed evaluation of the source and severity of osteoarthritis.
All of the assessments done throughout the study are free of cost and study medication is also provided at no cost. If you are interested in learning more about the osteoarthritis study then complete the web form above or give us a call to schedule an appointment.