What is Osteoarthritis, Symptoms & Treatment | Best Physiotherapist in Delhi

What is osteoarthritis?

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It’s a kind of problem generally occurs in the middle age of the people where flexible tissues at the ends of bones get worn down. Mainly the degeneration of joint cartilage takes place, which produces the pain and stiffness in the hip, knee, and thumb joints. The osteoarthritis belongs to the aging, where the synovial fluid or can say the water content of cartilage increases, and the protein content decreases. Meanwhile, defects in collagen can also be a major cause of osteoarthritis.

We live a good life span where repetitive use can damage the cartilage, which may further cause joint pain and swelling. After the loss of cartilage, the joint mobility decreases, and friction increases that produce pain and inflammation while moving. Meanwhile, there are possibilities for the formation of new bones around the joints. Sometimes it’s referred to as the genetic problem as it is found in many people of the same family.

What are the symptoms of osteoarthritis?

Before moving ahead, we must ensure there are few symptoms associated with osteoarthritis, few of the symptoms started at an early stage and few at a later stage. So we must be careful while dealing with osteoarthritis, let’s check a few of them:-

Pain

The patient may suffer from intense pain as the affected joints might be hurt during or after the walking. It’s a kind of degenerative pain that evolves by the wear and tear on joints. The bone to bone rubbing, or action can lead to inflammation of joints.

Stiffness

Joint stiffness is mainly the difficulty in moving a joint or loss of the movement of a sensation.

Loss of Flexibility

A person who suffers from osteoarthritis unable to move his/her joint through its full range.

Sensation 

During osteoarthritis, you will feel a grating sensation whenever you use the joint. Sometimes you can hear the crackling and popping sound.

What is the Best Treatment for Osteoarthritis

It is quite interesting that osteoarthritis cannot be reversed but can be helpful in reducing the pain to a large extent with the help of several treatments, including medications, therapy, and surgery. The best physiotherapist in Delhi may recommend the best treatment depending on the severity of osteoarthritis condition.

Now let’s go through the following one by one.

Medications

  • Acetaminophen is very helpful in reducing the impact of mild and moderate pain. However, a large number of doses can damage the liver.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen sodium can do magic in decreasing the pain. These drugs, however, may impact severely on the liver, stomach, and kidney. And can also lead to cardiovascular and bleeding problems.
  • Duloxetine works as an antidepressant and is good for the treatment of chronic pain.

Therapy

There are many more options, including physical and occupational therapy, which can strengthen the muscles around the joints and can increase flexibility to a large extent as well as reducing the pain also. Swimming walking can drive fruitful results.

Apart from this, occupational therapy can also be more effective in dealing with osteoarthritis.

Surgical Procedures

In case you didn’t get relief by using the above two modes of osteoarthritis treatment, then you can consider the following procedures

  • Cortisone injection
  • Lubrication injections
  • Realigning bones
  • Joint replacement

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