Osteoarthritis (OA) is a slow-progressing joint inflammation that can result from cartilage degeneration. Stiffness in a joint after getting out of bed or sitting for a long time with a crunching feeling or the sound of bone rubbing on bone are common symptoms. It is painful and can negatively influence lifestyle, bringing on depression and a sense of helplessness, and finances, as treatment options can be expensive. OA is the most common form of arthritis, even more common as age increases. Nearly 27 million Americans older than 25 years of age have OA. By 2030, nearly 20% of Americans (approximately 72 million people) will surpass 65 years of age and be at high risk for OA.

OA onset at where joints occur, most commonly affecting the hands and finger-ends, neck, lower back, knees, and hips . It is also a very common cause for falls in the elderly. It leads to weakened bone and muscle strength, and this can severely worsen the effects of a fall on an elderly person.

Musculoskeletal pain has varying symptoms and causes, knee pain , shoulder pain and hip pain elbow, rotator cuff injury, heel injuries, etc. More common types of pain include: Bone pain, Muscle pain,Tendon and ligament pain, Fibromyalgia. and Joint pain. Many people believe pain is just a part of getting older and that they just have to "grin and bear it." But pain is not necessarily something you have to live with--it's okay to admit that you have pain and to take action to relieve it.

Pain doesn't have to be a part of daily life. By taking action to reduce pain, you may find that even routine tasks that have become difficult--like bending down or opening a jar--become easier.

Dr. Ismail Alhamrawy, MD

Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine


Dr. Alhamrawy is board-certified in Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Pain medicine . Dr. Alhamrawy’s educational background includes training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, SUNY at Stony Brook University in Long Island N.Y and Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore.

Dr. Alhamrawy understands that every patient has different priorities, lifestyles and goals. The main goal of our practice is to enable our patients to restore function, relieve pain and renew hope.

Dr. Alhamrawy specializes in treatment of neck and back pain through the use of epidural, facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, radio frequency ablation and discography.

ver. sep 2017