Degenerative Joint Disease

By Ehren Allen, Certified Manual Therapist/Physical Therapist

Do You Have Degenerative Joint Disease?

Do You Have Degenerative Joint Disease? Are you experiencing leg pain within your hip, knee, or ankle? The physicians and rehabilitation specialists at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute can help.

You may be experiencing symptoms consistent with osteoarthritis, which is also known as degenerative joint disease. Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is the most common form of arthritis. This affects the cartilage lining the ends of your bones. Furthermore, the cartilage is a smooth surface that allows bones to glide easily upon one another. Also, it can also act as a shock absorber within your joints. With time, and wear and tear, the surface layer of cartilage can begin to break down leading to painful joints.

Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is the most common form of arthritis.

Image of Knee with Osteoarthritis

The physicians at JOI can help create an individualized plan that best suits your needs. If physical therapy is necessary, the rehab specialists at JOI can help maximize what your body will allow. This includes exercises to increase movement and strength around your joints. Furthermore, if you are experiencing leg pain, choose the team at JOI to provide the professional services you need.

JOI Rehab

Whether you are suffering from back issues, joint pain, or injuries resulting from any type of activity, JOI has 12 physical therapy clinics conveniently located in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida who specialize in orthopedic rehab.  JOI Rehab can certainly help you with exercises for arthritis of your knee. 

If your injury does require physical therapy or surgery, the team at JOI has the expertise and technological advances to get you back to your ideal level of function.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment at JOI Rehab for physical therapy, call (904) 858-7045. Come see us!

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JOI and JOI Rehab

JOI Physicians continue to offer online new patient appointments. This is another option to make it more convenient to make new patient appointments with less phone hold times. Follow the link below to select your JOI MD and schedule online.

You can still call 904-JOI-2000 to make new patient JOI Physician Appointments if that is your preference.

To make appointments with JOI Rehab, please call 904-858-7045.

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