Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. This degenerative joint disease, which is often referred to as wear-and-tear arthritis, develops when bone-protecting cartilage wears down. This happens naturally over time, predominantly in the hands, knees, hips, and spine.

Our physicians are board certified in rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. They develop individualized treatment plans to help each osteoarthritis patient manage symptoms such as pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited range of motion.

While some people must undergo surgical treatment, many people can find osteoarthritis relief through exercise, losing weight, physical therapy, and proper medication.

Iowa Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center
8421 Plum Drive
Urbandale, Iowa
Serving patients from the greater Des Moines area, Ames, Fort Dodge, Marshalltown, Newton, Mason City, Ottumwa, Centerville, Atlantic, and more.

Specializing in the treatment of osteoporosis and osteopenia in addition to rheumatic diseases such as arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, lupus, scleroderma, vasculitis, and fibromyalgia.
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