I would see a Rheumatologist instead of an Ortho. MD with your diagnosis. If you are uncomfortable with this form of treatment, then I would also let the doctor know since there are other ways to treat arthritis. This is why I am recommending a Rheumatologist to both prevent further damage and treat the problem that is there now.
Why rheumatologist? BTW, I did see one 1.5 years ago for something completely unrelated. They did many tests and everything came back normal, including RA testing.
I don't have the swelling in the joints that a lot of RA people seem to get either.
I've also since learned from my ortho that prolotherapy is quackery. He meant something else on the form. It was my mistake. Thanks though.
Arthritis indicates swelling or inflammation in a joint and associated connective tissue.
There are two kinds of arthritis:
Rheumatoid arthritis is a congenital inflammatory disease affecting joints all over the body. Rheumatologists specialize in treating these types of systemic degenerative diseases.
Osteoarthritis is a mechanical or traumatic disorder of the joint, and subsequent local degenerative changes in the joint, cartilage, and surrounding bones and tissue. It is not a rheumatic disorder.