Osteoarthritis can be defined as a kind of joint disease that affects the cartilage, which is the soft bone of our body. Usually the affected bones are fingers, thumb, neck, lower back, knee, hips, spine, and large weight-bearing joints, but can also harm other joints of our body. This is the common form of arthritis affecting a large group of people worldwide. Out of the affected old age groups, 10% are males and 18% are females.
Symptoms of Osteoarthritis:
Initially when you follow some kind of exercises, you may suffer from pain and stiffness in joints but over time these troubles become constant.
The other symptoms involved are:
- Muscle spasms
- Joint swelling
- Crankling noise in affected joints
- Filling up of fluid in associated joints
- Decreased of flexibility
- Burning sensation in associated muscles.
Causes of Osteoarthritis:
The causes of osteoarthritis comprises many of our day to day activities, which we normally ignore or fail to notice. They are causes like:
- Joint injury
- Abnormal joint
- Mechanical stress in joint
- Regular increased joint motion
Some causes like, ageing of joints, soft bone deterioration, roughening of soft bone and some genetic factors also leads to hazards of osteoarthritis.
Risk factors involved:
The threat of osteoarthritis may arise and increase due to:
- Dissimilarities in the length of legs
- Usual exercise or actions that multiplies the joint stress
- Joint stresses leading to muscle loss
- Misalignment of bones
The treatment for an osteoarthritis problem initializes with the signs and symptoms, physical examination, medical imaging and other tests that may support and rule out the actual disorder. The further treatment provided depends upon the affected joints. These treatments may involve pain medications as well as exercises. At some extreme cases joint replacement surgery with an artificial joint is also adopted.
It's always better to avoid overweight conditions and reduce increased joint stress activities.
If you do suffer from a problem of intense joint pain and stiffness then never be late to consult your doctor for your joint treatment in Kerala.
Dr. Thadi Mohan, the orthopaedic surgeon provides you the highest quality Osteoarthritis treatment in Kerala. For more informations contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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