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Shalin Parikh, M.D.

Family Medicine & Primary Care Physician located in Irving, TX

Arthritis / Osteoporosis Specialist

If you live with arthritis or osteoporosis, you may accept joint pain as part of your daily life. Dr. Shalin Parikh of Health One Family Medicine in Irving, Texas wants you to know that you don’t have to live with daily pain when there are safe and effective treatment options available. Schedule a consultation to determine the exact source of your joint pain and discuss the treatment paths right for you. You’re welcome to book an appointment using the online tool, picking up the phone, or visiting the office.

Arthritis / Osteoporosis Q & A

by Shalin Parikh, M.D.

What is arthritis?

According to the Arthritis Foundation, an estimated 50 million American adults and 300,000 children live with arthritis. Arthritis can occur at any age, but it will likely happen when you’re older.

Arthritis is not a single condition but describes general joint pain or conditions. There are many types of arthritis, each with a unique set of symptoms and treatments.

What are some common symptoms of arthritis?

You may have mild, moderate, or severe symptoms that are intermittent or constant. Your arthritis may worsen over time or remain stable for years.

Some common arthritis symptoms include:


  • Joint pain
  • Swollen joints
  • Joint stiffness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Inability to perform daily tasks
  • Mobility issues  


If you experience joint issues that don’t clear up after a few days of self-care, schedule an arthritis screening right away.

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a common disease affecting bone density. Bone tissue, while incredibly strong and durable, is a living tissue that grows and changes throughout your life. Osteoporosis occurs when your body loses bone tissue, fails to make sufficient bone tissue, or both.

The word “osteoporosis” means “porous bone.” All bone tissue displays a honeycomb-like texture, but osteoporosis creates far more space between bone tissue connection points. If you have osteoporosis, your bones are weaker and less dense than normal and more prone to breaking.

How is osteoporosis diagnosed?

If Dr. Parikh suspects you have osteoarthritis, he may recommend a bone density scan. This painless exam measures your bone mineral density using a special type of X-ray machine.

The results tell Dr. Parikh how your current bone density compares to that of other women, both within your age group and younger. He uses your test results to assess your risk of a bone fracture, and determine your need for treatment or further testing.

How are arthritis and osteoporosis treated?

Dr. Parikh creates a customized treatment plan to address your specific set of needs and treatment goals.

Treatment for arthritis or osteoporosis often includes medication. Some drugs address pain, whereas others reduce swelling, augment bone structure, or help enhance mobility. Surgery is also an option after Dr. Parikh pursues less-invasive treatment paths.

To explore these and other diagnostic and treatment options for osteoporosis and arthritis, schedule a consultation today.

Insurance

At Health One Family Medicine, we value the health of every family member and want to make sure that our services are affordable for every patient. For that reason, we accept a wide variety of insurances. If you have any questions about the type of insurances we accept, please call our office. Starting June 1, 2018, there will be a $25 charge for any missed appointments that are not cancelled 24 hours in advance. **Please Note: We are not accepting Molina, TRICARE, or Ambetter Insurance.

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Location
Health One Family Medicine
3601 Regent Boulevard, #165
Irving, TX 75063
Phone: 469-213-3422
Fax: (469) 262 5763
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