[ Osteoarthritis Treatment ] Causes and Symptoms
Osteoarthritis is a kind of arthritis, which causes breakdown, swelling and sudden loss of tendon between joints. The tendon (cartilage) covers over the time. Osteoarthritis is also named as degenerative stiffness, osteoarthrosis and degenerative joint syndrome, commonly a joint disorder present with high prevalence in the U.S. Approximately it develops in about 15% of the male and 12% female over the age of 60. Osteoarthritis is a progressive complication. There is no recovery, but osteoarthritis treatment can assist the persons to regulate swelling, pain, and stay active.
Osteoarthritis is a general source of joint injury, specially in the lower back, hands, knees, hands and hips. Indications usually begin after the age of 40 years, but they can disturb younger people having a traumatic injury. This is more likely to affect females than males over the age of 50 years. Signs progress gradually and add to workplace progression and decrease the quality of life.
Effects on the joints
The hands, hips, neck, spinal cord and knees are most exaggerated parts, but osteoarthritis can also happen in joints generally. Normally, knees are exaggerated, unless the osteoarthritis was occurring due to any damage or injury or due to any other condition. There will be discomfort during walking, particularly upstairs or hard to uphill. The Knees may bolt into its original position, creating a firmer to flatten the leg. The knee may make an insertion, easy sound when used. Anything that needs association of the hip joint may cause difficulties, such as getting out or in of a car, or putting on socks and shoes. Pain in the hip joint is very common, but many patients having osteoarthritis in the hips involves the pain in their knee rather than of their hip.
Osteoarthritis can affect:
- The joint of the fingers, next to the nail
- The thumb joints
- The fingers joints
- The fingers may be swollen, rigid, and painful.
Some syndromes and conditions that enhance the chance of developing ostearthritis are:
- Paget’s disease of the bone
- septic arthritis
- rheumatoid arthritis
- Poor configuration of the hips, knee and ankle or limb-length inequality
There is recovery of osteoarthritis, but osteoarthritis treatment can help release symptoms and remove joint movement. Involvements of drugs for osteoarthritis treatment include lifestyle, modification, manual therapy and exercise. Medication cannot recover damage and it can help to reduce pain. Many other tablets, such as Tylenol and paracetamol that can reduce pain easily.
Thermotherapy uses cold and warm temperatures to help reduce pain and stiffness in the joints. A hot water bottle full of cold or hot water, or hot and cold packs, can be applied to that area. Cold and hot packs can be cooled in a freezer or heated in a microwave. Manual physical therapy for osteoarthritis treatment is performed by physiotherapist. Stretching methods help keep the joints supple and flexible. Not using the affected joint may weaken the muscles, further deteriorating conditions cause osteoarthritis stiffness.
Surgery is not typically required, but it may help if osteoarthritis affects the knees, hips, joints, and the base of the thumbs. Typcally, it is only suggested if other physiotherapies have been unproductive, or if one of the joints is harshly scratched.
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