X-rays and osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that can slowly creep up on us. Susan Schwartz of the Montreal Gazette recently wrote about her diagnosis of osteoarthritis in both knees. She wrote about the notion of taking so many things for granted, things as simple as walking without pain. The newfound and consistent discomfort made her appreciate days when the pain subsided and when she could walk around unencumbered.

Her pain started with what could be described as mild discomfort. As most of us tend to do, she waited for that discomfort to subside. This time, however, the pain did not subside and instead became increasingly more prominent. She visited her doctor and her x-rays indicated that osteoarthritis was starting to set in. Although her diagnosis was discouraging, she began immediately to schedule follow-up appointments to proactively take charge of her health. She is preparing for life with this disease and although she is concerned as to what her future will look like, she isn’t letting that worry impede her from taking the steps that she needs to help her deal with the diagnosis. (source: http://montrealgazette.com/life/sidelined-by-knee-pain-from-life-as-i-know-it)

Like her, many of our patients come in when something just isn’t fixing itself. Our team coordinates with their treating doctors to best take advantage of the many diagnostic tools available here. Together we take a proactive approach to the diagnosis and if necessary, its treatment.

X-rays are fully covered by the RAMQ and we facilitate all the administration on your behalf. For more information, or if your physician has referred you for an x-ray, please call us at 514-485-5115 and we will gladly answer any questions or work with you to find the most convenient time in your day to schedule an appointment. We are open Monday to Friday between 8:30 AM and  7:30 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.