Osteoarthritis Treatment in Lahore
Osteoarthritis is the common chronic joint condition. A joint is where two bones attach together. The ends of joints bones are covered with protective tissue called cartilage. With osteoarthritis cartilage breaks down, causing the bones within the joint to rub together. This may cause pain, stiffness, and other symptoms. Osteoarthritis occurs most in older people otherwise it can occur adults of any age. Osteoarthritis is also called degenerative joint disease, degenerative arthritis, and wear-tear arthritis. For which you should need osteoarthritis treatment.
A most common cause of disability, Osteoarthritis affects more than 30 million men and women in the United States. Here is everything you need to know about osteoarthritis, from treatment to prevention and more.
Osteoarthritis is caused by joint damage. This damage in joints can accumulate over time, which is why age is one of the main causes of the joint damage leading towards osteoarthritis treatment. As you get older, the more wear and tear you have had on your joints.
Other reasons which causes osteoarthritis.
- Torn cartilage
- Ligament injuries
- Dislocated joints
This may also include joint malformation, obesity and poor posture. Certain risk factors, like family history and gender, increase your risk of osteoarthritis.
Symptoms of Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis can occur in any joint. This is why the most commonly affected areas of your body include:
- Fingertips or finger joints
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Spine, mostly lower back pain
- The most common symptoms of osteoarthritis are:
Get osteoarthritis treatment before these symptoms got severe. Osteoarthritis becomes more advanced, the pain associated with it may become more intense. As time passes, swelling in the joint and surrounding area may also occur. Finding the early symptoms of osteoarthritis can help you to better manage the condition.
Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is a slow developing disease that can be hard to diagnose until it start to cause severe pain or debilitating symptoms. Early Osteoarthritis is diagnosed after an accident or other incident that causes a fracture requiring an X-ray.
In addition to imaging, our doctor may use an MRI scan to diagnose Osteoarthritis. This may help you better in osteoarthritis treatment. This imaging testing uses radio waves and magnetic field to create images of bones and soft tissue.
Other diagnosing tests may include a blood test to rule out other conditions that cause joint pain, such as Rheumatoid arthritis. Fluid in analysis can also be used to determine whether gout or infection is the underlying cause of inflammation.
Osteoarthritis treatment is centered upon symptoms. The type of treatment that help you the most will largely be determined by severity of your symptoms and their location. Mostly lifestyle changes, over the counter medication, and home remedies will be enough to provide you with relief from pain, stiffness, and swelling.
Physical therapy. A physical therapist may work with you to create an individual exercise program that will strengthen the muscle around your joints, increase your range of motion and reduce pain. Regular general exercise program that you do on your own. Such as swimming or walking, can be equally effective.
An occupational therapist can help you to discover ways to do everyday tasks or do your work without putting extra stress on your already painful joint. A toothbrush with a large grip could make brushing your teeth easier if you have finger osteoarthritis. A bench in your shower may help relieve the pain of standing if you have knee osteoarthritis.
Chinese herbal medicines
At ZB hospital our doctor may prescribe you Chinese herbal medicines for osteoarthritis treatment naturally and effectively.
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