New treatment curbs the pain associated with osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the nation, affecting 33.6 percent of adults 65 years or older, but a relatively new treatment could help curb the pain and stiffness associated with it.

Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation is a procedure where the sensory nerves of the hip or knee are burned to reduce the pain significantly until the nerves grow back.

The goal of it is to help a person regain the function of his or her joint and provide anywhere from 50 to 80 percent pain reduction from the arthritis.

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