Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis
November 17, 2015

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis (pain in the joints) which causes pain, swelling and lack of movements in your joints. It can occur in any joint but it usually affects hands, knees, hips or spine.

Osteoarthritis breaks down the cartilage in your joints. Cartilage is the slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. Healthy cartilage absorbs the shock of movement thus facilitating movement but when you lose cartilage, your bones start to rub together and over a period of time this rubbing can permanently damage the joint.

The following are the symptoms that indicate that you might have osteoarthritis:

  • Stiffness in a joint after getting out of bed or getting up after sitting for a long time
  • Swelling or soreness in a joint
  • Pain in a joint after movement
  • Sound of bone rubbing on bone which comes out as a crunching sound
  • The bones in the middle and end joints of the fingers may be enlarged (which may or may not be painful)

On persistence of any symptoms mentioned above the patient should immediately consult our medical team >>Click here for Appointment

Anyone can be affected by osteoarthritis but people with the below mentioned problems are more prone to it:

  • Someone who is overweight
  • Someone who has become aged
  • Someone who has had a joint injury
  • Someone whose joints are not properly formed
  • Someone who has a genetic defect in joint cartilage
  • Someone whose joints are stressed from certain jobs and playing sports

With the above mentioned problems if you have pain and swelling in the joints, immediately consult our medical team >>Click here for Appointment

The orthopedic doctor will use several methods to diagnose osteoarthritis and rule out other problems and combine treatments to fit a patient’s needs, lifestyle, and health. The treatment plans might include:

    • Exercise
    • Weight control
    • Rest and joint care
    • Nondrug pain relief techniques to control pain
    • Medicines
    • Complementary and alternative therapies
    • Surgery

It is essential to know here that Osteoarthritis only affects your joints and not your internal organs and with proper medication by the doctor and self help it can be brought under control.

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