Osteoarthritis one of the growing joint problems that that mostly people above forty Years.
You can remember a time when stairs weren't your enemy and you don't have to give a second thought to do anything.
Symptoms:"time to consult doctor"
Mostly with growing age arthritis intervened leaving your joints swollen,painful and stubbornly unwilling to do even the simplest everyday tasks.Osteoarthritis can occur in any joint but occurs mostly in hands, knees, hips and spine.Swollen creaky joints are hallmark of osteoarthritis.It is also accompanied by fever,tenderness and stiffness in joints.
Diagnosis and Treatment
As osteoarthritis is a joint disease affecting cartilage, a slippery tissue that covers the ends of bone in a joint. X-rays ,blood tests,MRIs are commonly used to reveal a loss of cartilage and joint destruction.
Dozens of medications are available for its treatment.some of them are:-
1)Topical pain relievers:These topical drugs can help provide pain relief for people with arthritis that is in just a few joints, such as a hand, or for people whose pain isn't severe.
2)Other pain relieving drugs Acetamenophin is commonly used pain reliever for osteoarthritis.Narcotic pain relievers are also available but should be used i case of severe pain.
3)Steroids They are powerful anti-inflammatory drugs that can be used to treat many forms of arthritis.These steroids are often injected directly in joints.But its dose be kept as low as possible.
4)Hylaluronan injectionsThey are also directly injected in joints.there are its several versions also know as viscosupplementation.
Ways to protectIt begins with a primary core physician but shouldn't end there.
1)Maintaining healthy weight to exercising such as aerobics,strength training,stretching exercise and physical therapy can help a lot.
2) A healthy diet is also essential.Foods such as organ meats,dried beans,mushrooms,olive oil,vitamin C omega-3 should be included.
"A simple change in lifestyle can help a lot"