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The Top Greensburg, PA Osteoarthritis & Arthritis Specialist 

For the last ten years, Dr. Jacob DiCesare has compassionately served the population of Western Pennsylvania in an orthopedic capacity. Seeing a need for non-operative orthopedic care, he started DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine in 2020, where he and his dedicated team offer personalized, alternative treatments for patients of all backgrounds. 

At DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine, we first perform thorough orthopedic examinations, taking into account your medical history, past surgeries, current lifestyle and occupation, and future health-related goals. Then, we develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your injury, and make recommendations on ways to continue your healing at-home through lifestyle adjustments.  

Our ongoing mission at DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine is to provide patient-focused care that avoids surgical intervention. Having worked in traditional orthopedic settings, Dr. Jacob DiCesare saw a need for orthopedic care that didn’t treat patients like a number, or automatically resort to surgery for every injury and illness. Our practice utilizes the power of regenerative medicine and hands-on treatment methods to help restore our patients to their active lifestyles. When you are a patient at our practice, you are treated like family. 

Osteoarthritis Pain Treatment Doctor Near Pittsburgh, PA

For those seeking arthritis treatment near Pittsburgh PA, you need look no further than DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine. We understand how painful and limiting osteoarthritis pain can be, and how many sufferers do not want to go the traditional route of surgery. That’s why we provide gentle, alternative treatments tailored to each patient’s pain points, and try to understand the source of the pain itself so as to develop a long-term treatment plan. 

There is a reason Dr. Jacob DiCesare has earned a reputation as the best Greensburg PA orthopedic doctor. During his tenure working at a high volume orthopedic practice, he became well-versed in musculoskeletal ultrasound and regenerative medicine. He was also the first non-operative Sports Medicine physician at the practice, and gained extensive experience in non-surgical treatment of acute and chronic injuries. Dr. DiCesare completed a Family Practice residency at UPMC/St. Margaret, and a Sports Medicine Fellowship with the Allegheny Health Network. His sports medicine background makes him uniquely qualified to identify and treat injuries that result from acute trauma, such as trips, falls, and accidents. 

With the help of his dedicated, compassionate medical team, Dr. DiCesare provides patients with gentler, less invasive arthritis pain treatments at his offices in Greensburg, North Huntingdon and Mount Pleasant. Book an appointment online at a location near you to start your healing journey!

 Hip Osteoarthritis Treatment in Mount Pleasant & North Huntingdon, PA

Dr. Jacob DiCesare is uniquely experienced in treating patients that are suffering with hip pain. Whether your hip pain is due to osteoarthritis or a recent fall, it can be extremely painful and difficult to walk, and patients want relief fast. Some patients’ pain is so acute, they actually fear that their hip is dislocated. 

Dr. DiCesare offers both corticosteroid injections and osteopathic manipulation to safely yet effectively treat hip pain. Corticosteroid injections are powerful anti-inflammatory medicines, although they are not always necessary to relieve osteoarthritis hip pain.

Osteopathic manipulation involves moving a patient's muscles and joints using techniques such as stretching, gentle pressure and resistance, and is Dr. DiCesare’s preferred method of relieving hip pain. In simple terms, the doctor can perform joint manipulation to restore range of motion to a joint. The hip can actually be moved a very short distance to restore its range of motion with a quick thrust to the joint itself. Oftentimes, a popping sound is felt and heard. This is because the joint has a surrounding capsule that contains air, and like bubble wrap, when the capsule is compressed, air expels and creates the “pop.” This provides instant relief for patients, and enables them to walk and move around normally once again without the need for injections or medication.  

Looking for fast, effective relief from hip pain? Book an appointment online at a location near you!

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Frequently Asked Question

What Is Osteoarthritis? 

Osteoarthritis, sometimes referred to as degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused by the wearing down of your protective cartilage, which cushions your bones. It can affect any join in the body, but it is most often found in the:

  • Hands
  • Feet
  • Knees
  • Hips
  • Spine

Osteoarthritis symptoms include:

  • Aching, burning or sharp pain in joints
  • Morning stiffness
  • Poor range of motion
  • Deformed joints
  • Muscle weakness near joint 
  • Cracking of joints

What’s The Difference Between Osteoarthritis and Arthritis? 

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints and an umbrella term for any and all types of arthritis. There are over 100 types of arthritis, each with their own cause and method of treatment. Scientists are still unsure of what causes many forms of arthritis, however, we do now that osteoarthritis is caused by mechanical wear and tear on joints.

What Are The Symptoms of Arthritis? 

Different types of arthritis have different symptoms. However, the general symptoms of arthritis include:

  • Joint pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling 
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Reddening of the skin around the joint
  • Pain/stiffness that is worst in the morning

What Are The Risk Factors For Osteoarthritis/Arthritis? 

Although certain risk factors for arthritis cannot be controlled, such as age, biological sex, and genetically-inherited traits, leading a healthy, active lifestyle and managing your weight can help prevent the development of many forms of arthritis. 

Osteoarthritis and arthritis risk factors include:

  • Injury
  • Joint overuse
  • Older age - (the risk of developing OA increases after age 50)
  • Being female
  • Obesity
  • Family history

Top-Rated Non-Surgical Orthopedic Medicine

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At DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine, our compassionate team of specialists are dedicated to treating virtually every type of orthopedic illness and injury. 

Conditions that we are equipped to diagnose and treat include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle, ligament and tendon damage
  • Sprains and strain
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Work injuries
  • Frozen shoulder

For all of the above listed conditions, we provide thorough examinations and develop personalized treatment plans for each patient. Although we do not perform surgery, we are able to refer a patient to an orthopedic specialist in the event that the injury requires surgical intervention. 

The cutting-edge treatments DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine provides include:

  • Regenerative medicine (PRP, Prolotherapy)
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Osteopathic manipulation
  • Joint Injections (Corticosteroid, Hyaluronic acid, Stem cell)