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Dr. Shrenik Shah - Orthopedist, Ahmedabad

Dr. Shrenik Shah

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Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics

Orthopedist, Ahmedabad

33 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Shrenik Shah 91% (1095 ratings) Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
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Dr. Shrenik Shah is a reliable and experienced Orthopedist based in Navrangapura, Ahmedabad. With 32 years of experience in her hands, she is well known to deliver satisfactory results to her patients in a comfortable and calm atmosphere. You can avail her services at Shrey Hospital and research center at Navrangpura, Ahmedabad. His area of specialty includes Hand Surgery and pain management, besides the treatment of orthopedic disorders. Dr. Shah finished his M.S., specializing in Orthopedics from the prestigious KM School of PG Medicine in 1984. Furthermore, he obtained a specialization in Hand Surgery from CMC, Vellore in 1985. A well-known name in the field of orthopedics, Dr. Shah is a prestigious member of the Indian Orthopedic Association, Gujarat Orthopedic Association and Bombay orthopedic society etc. In his 32 years of working as a surgeon, he?s had many happy patients in many prestigious medical institutions all over the country including Gujarat University Health Center (Honorary Consultant), PRGH, Sabarmati, Ahmedabad (Honorary Consultant) ,Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu (as a tutor in hand surgery) etc. In his clinic, you can get a variety of services related to orthopedics including Cervical Traction Treatment, Hip resurfacing, Joint Dislocation etc. under a calm and serene atmosphere and professional experts.

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Hand Surgery - CMC, Vellore - 1985
M.S. (Orthopaedics - K M School of PG Medicine - 1984
Past Experience
Tutor in Hand surgery at Christain Medical College, Vellore,Tamilnadu
Class I, Full time Orthopaedic Surgeon at civil Hospital, Gandhinagar
Hon Consultant Orthopaedic Suregon at Gujarat Univeristy Health Center
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Hon Consultant Orrthopaedic Surgeon at PRGH, Sabarmati, Ahmedabad
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Indian Orthopaedic Association
gujarat orthopaedic association
Ahmedabad orthopaedic society
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indian cartilage society
Bombay Orthopaedic Society

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Complications And Risk Factors Of Osteoarthritis!

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Complications And Risk Factors Of Osteoarthritis!

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It affects millions of people around the world and is caused due to the gradual wear and tear of the protective cartilage at the end of your bones. The condition most commonly affects the joints in the hands, knees, hips and spine although it can damage any joint in the body.

The symptoms of osteoarthritis develop slowly and get worse with time, and include pain during and after physical activities like movement. The joints may become tender and may pain even with the application of light pressure. Stiffness and loss of flexibility are some of the other symptoms. The loss of cartilage due to gradual wear and tear causes the condition. It causes the smooth surface of the cartilage to become rough, giving rise to friction.

Some of the risk factors involved that can increase your chances of developing the condition are:

  • Old age - The chance of osteoarthritis increases with a person's age.
  • Sex - A study concluded that women are more likely to develop the condition. Although there isn't an established reason, lesser physical activity is attributed as a possible cause.
  • Obesity - Having excessive body weight can be a contributing factor. This is because it puts added pressure on the weight-bearing joints, such as the hips and the knees.
  • Joint injuries - Joint injuries contracted due to sports activities, accidents or other such factors can increase the likelihood of this condition.
  • Genetics - In some of the cases, the condition is observed to be passed from generation to generation.
  • Bone deformities - Some people who are born with bone deformities and defects can have greater chances of having this condition.
  • Other diseases - Having diseases like diabetes and gout can increase the risk of the condition.

Some of the complications of this disease are:

- Joint pain and stiffness may cause hurdles in daily activities. Daily activities like changing clothes can be painful.
- Some people are unable to work any longer. Joint replacement surgeries are advised by doctors in these cases.

Early cases are successfully treated with Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT). It is non-operative and non-invasive treatment with no side effects and can cause both bony and cartilage regeneration. Some cases may be benefited with disease modifying drugs like Diacerin. Newer molecules like unnatured collagen has a promising role to play. Proper rehab and life style changes both before and after surgery or non-operative treatment goes a long way. Last resort is joint replacement which is indicated in severe cases. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopedist.

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Hi Doctor, kindly advice, my weight is 77 kg and I have started gym from last 6 days and my left leg is paining and when I do rest it falls a sleep and the pain is only down side from my knee.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Hi Doctor,
kindly advice, my weight is 77 kg and I have started gym from last 6 days and my left leg is paining and w...
Dear lybrate-user I think you have muscle pain due to gym exercises and it will heal in due course. Please apply ice for 20 minutes every hourly and take some rest. Don't do exercises which gives you pain.
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She have not been in any sport till date but now she is preparing for the physical exam so she has to run in a quite good speed but she don't have any sports history. It has been 15 days she is running and it has given her immense pain in her legs (below knee i.e, calves) that she even cannot stand properly. What should we do?

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Dear lybrate-user I think she needs proper guidance and gradually she will be able to get used to exercise program designed by a trainer. She can apply ice for 20 minutes every hourly and take some rest. The muscle take 24 hours to recover.
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I am 33 year old female working in private sector. I experience severe backache and ache in both my arms when I have to get up in morning for office even if I take complete sleep. Due to this pain I can't get up on time and get extremely late for office. Please tell me some home remedy to get rid of this pain so that I can get up in morning easily on time.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
I am 33 year old female working in private sector. I experience severe backache and ache in both my arms when I have ...
Dear I think you have cervical spine and back problem due your occupation. You need detailed evaluation and imaging to confirm that diagnosis. You can get it treated and then keep fit. Regular exercise is the key to remain healthy. Meanwhile apply ice for 20 minutes every hourly and take some rest.
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Knee Pain - Causes And Symptoms

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Knee Pain - Causes And Symptoms

Knee pain is something that can affect anyone - irrespective of their age. While sometimes it may be of minor importance - and can easily be handled by self-care, often, lingering pain is a manifestation of some other serious underlying problem, such as arthritis. In this case, it is imperative that you consult a doctor and take appropriate measures to combat it.

Causes :

Arthritis: The chief cause of lingering knee pain, arthritis itself can be of a number of types:

  • Osteoarthritis, which is a result of deterioration of cartilages due to wear and tear
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis, an inflammatory chronic disorder
  • Septic Arthritis, causing pain, swelling and redness.
  • Gout caused due to the development of uric acid crystals in the joints

Soft tissues around knee can cause knee pain similar to osteoarthritis Bursa around knee can cause inflammation and pain Tendon insertion can cause insertional tendinopathy All these are amenable to conservative and non-invasive therapies like cold packs , NSAIDs, and local hydrocortisone injections. Tendinopathy responds very well to ESWT( Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy).

Fractures: These are caused by the breaking up of the kneecap due to falls or collisions.
ACL Injuries: Caused due to the tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (that connects the femur and the shinbone). Especially common in sportspersons such as footballers or basketball players.
Meniscus tears: The meniscus or the rubber-like cartilage (that acts as a shock absorber) can be torn by sudden jerks or excess pressure.


Symptoms:The major symptoms of knee pain include weakness, redness, instability, stiffness or the inability to properly straighten or move the leg. Often, a deformity is also visible, such as a bone sticking out of the leg - in which case it is advisable to consult a doctor immediately.

  • Possible risks: Factors which include the odds of being inflicted by knee pain and cause serious complications include :
  • Being overweight: This exponentially increases the stress or pressure that is applied on the knee joints - even in doing mundane tasks like walking up and down stairs.
  • Excessive physical activity: Some activities, such as sports apply excess stress on the knees as compared to other tasks.
  • Loss of muscle flexibility: Tightness or weakness in muscles causes increasing number of problems in the knees. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult an orthopedist.
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How To Deal With Back Pain?

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
How To Deal With Back Pain?

Lower back pain is a very common discomfort causing condition that occurs anywhere on the back below the ribs and above the legs. The pain is very common and it is faced by most individuals at least once during their lifetime.

The most basic measures to cure your lower back pain.are exercising well, eating healthy and maintaining a good body posture at all times. Here are some of the common treatment options for reducing back pain.

Spinal Manipulation: It refers to an ancient form of therapy in which your back pain is treated externally. This form of treatment is quite similar to a massage treatment and helps to relax the muscles in the lower back area, thereby reducing the pain. It is usually done by osteopathic physicians, chiropractors, occupational therapists and physical therapists.

Neurostructural integration technique (NST): The main role of this type of treatment is to naturally reset the affected area of the body in order to allow it to regain its normal form. The results usually begin to appear after at least 2 sessions of the therapy and the effects are long lasting in nature.

Acupuncture: This is an old technique which uses small needles at strategic locations on your skin. The main aim of the acupuncturists is to re-balance the flow of energy in your body and to ensure that you have an optimal level of energy in all parts of your body. This in turn helps to regain the normal state of your lower back if the right points on the body are targeted.

Other measures: Some preventive measures which ensure that the lower back pain does not recur are as follows:

  1. Keep your spine straight and posture correct
  2. Avoid excessive bending, stretching or weight lifting
  3.  Avoid heavy physical activities like sprinting
  4. Regular and light exercising
  5. Yogasan and pranayam can improve your posture and regain flexibility. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopedist.
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I'm suffering from writer's cramp last 2 year. Can you suggest what should be done.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
I'm suffering from writer's cramp last 2 year. Can you suggest what should be done.
Dear lybrate-user writer's cramps is very difficult to treat and there is no medicine or other treatment. We have successfully treated patients like you with ESWT. It is nonoperative and noninvasive treatment and has no side effects.
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Hi doc, I have pain on my shoulder which advances to back and ribcage, what can be the issue.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Hi doc, I have pain on my shoulder which advances to back and ribcage, what can be the issue.
Dear lybrate-user I think you have a cervical spine problem and need detailed evaluation and imaging. We have successfully treated many patients like you with spinal manipulation.
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I am 34 and diagnosed with Thyroiditis with high T3 and t4. Along with this I am experiencing sever pain in finger tips of my left hand, especially thumb and middle finger. Pain severity is different depending how much rest I give to my hand. What could be the reason and which Dr. to consult for this. Current medicine are present chymoral forte endocal d forte and ciplar la.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
I am 34 and diagnosed with Thyroiditis with high T3 and t4. Along with this I am experiencing sever pain in finger ti...
Dear lybrate-user I think you have carpal tunnel syndrome and need detailed evaluation and imaging to confirm the diagnosis. Please see an orthopedic surgeon and get treated ASAP. It can damage your median nerve so create urgency
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Symptoms And Treatment Of Hammer Toe!

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Symptoms And Treatment Of Hammer Toe!

Hammer toe is a condition where the toe of the patient becomes deformed. The appearance of the toe will bear a downward curl that will make it look abnormal. This condition can mostly be seen during the childhood itself and it usually is known to affect the second or third toe on the foot. Let us find out more about the symptoms, risk factors and treatment for this condition.

  • Symptoms: The sheer discomfort of walking around with a hammer toe is one of the first symptoms of the condition. The permanent damage will be visible in the way the toe curls and becomes deformed. The formation of corn or calluses is also a common symptom of this condition, while some patients may also experience the growth of claw like toes. Most patients feel pain when they are walking or running even as inflexibility sets in, which makes it difficult to flex the foot or stretch and wiggle the toes properly.
  • Risk Factors: While the most common causes of the hammer toe remain an injury or even arthritis, it may be seen that those with a family history and prolonged use of high and pointed heels may be at risk more than others. This deformity can happen at birth or may progress as age catches on, depending on the risk factors at play. Also, when the patient suffers from the growth of calluses, corns and bunions that go untreated for a long time, it may manifest into a hammer toe eventually. This happens because these growths can make the layer of the skin thick and lead to a perpetual formation in the area due to the constant friction that also causes pain and discomfort. People with a high foot arch are also at risk of developing a hammer toe.
  • Treatment: The orthopaedic specialist is the best person who can help with the diagnosis and treatment of this condition. While the diagnosis consists of the conduct of an X-ray to find the cause and extent of the damage, the doctor may also conduct nerve function tests to find out if any nerves have been damaged for the condition to have taken place. Also, the specialist will try to find causes like ligament injuries and other such things that could have led to the condition. Accordingly, the treatment method will be put forth. A mild hammer toe can be treated by wearing more comfortable footwear with pads to treat corns and other growths. For a severe condition, surgery is the only way out.

Ensure that you report the smallest and most persistent changes to your doctor so that treatment can take place well in time. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopaedics.

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Ageing - How You Need To Take Care Of Your Joints?

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Ageing - How You Need To Take Care Of Your Joints?

Skin is one of the most obvious parts of our body, which ages with an increase in the number of candles on our birthday cake. As you age, joints tend to become stiffer and less flexible. The body does not recover from bumps and bruises as easily as it did before, and it becomes difficult to stand for extended time intervals. This is caused mostly by a breakdown of cartilage and inflammation of the synovium.

What is cartilage?
Cartilage is a flexible connective tissue. It connects the ends of two bones in a joint. It is softer than bone tissue but less flexible than muscle tissue. Cartilage is responsible for the smooth movement of joints. 
With age, cartilage begins to degenerate. As the cartilage gets thinner, movement becomes more and more difficult. If left untreated, the cartilage may completely wear off leaving no buffer between the bones. This is one of the leading causes of knee replacement surgery. 

What is synovium?
Synovium is a membrane responsible for keeping the cartilage healthy. It produces a thick fluid that keeps the cartilage and joint lubricated. In cases of osteoarthritis, this membrane can swell up and produce excess fluid. This in turn causes the joint to swell as well. 

Along with age, factors like being overweight, genetics, gender and lifestyle also play a role in the condition of your joints. Being obese point towards a sedentary lifestyle and puts extra pressure on joints, leading to the thinning of cartilage. While men have higher chances of becoming osteoarthritis patients before 45, women have higher chances of developing this disease after 50. A healthy lifestyle is the easiest way to ensure that your joints work well even when you're old and grey. 

Exercise
Movement of the joints keeps the fluid in them moving. It also prevents the cartilage from shrinking and stiffening up. Exercise also makes the bones stronger, and slows the rate of bone tissue deterioration. Stretching exercises are also a good way to maintain the flexibility of joints. 

Healthy diet
Foods that are known as natural antihistamines, antioxidants and foods that fight inflammation promote healthy joints. Some of these are:

  1. Green tea: It prevents the breakdown of collagen and cartilage
  2. Nuts and seeds: These are rich in omega 3 fats that are essential for good bone health
  3. Ginger: It relieves pain and joint swelling
  4. Yogurt: It helps soothe tender joints and fights inflammation
  5. Pomegranate: It protects the cartilage against damage

Hot and cold therapy can also help relieve joint pain and reduce inflammation. As you get older, avoid putting too much pressure on your joints and give them adequate rest. Lastly, avoid smoking, as people who smoke have an increased risk of cartilage loss. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an orthopedist.

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Sir my father is a diabetic and he is having diabetic foot and he has a dental problem and he is becoming week bay by day and he has back pain.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Sir my father is a diabetic and he is having diabetic foot and he has a dental problem and he is becoming week bay by...
Dear lybrate-user the information provided is insufficient and your father requires detailed evaluation and imaging to come to a diagnosis. Diabetes should be strictly controlled. Diabetic foot need detailed evaluation and imaging and has to be treated accordingly.
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I am 15 years old .One when I was playing badminton suddenly I got a muscle cramp on my arm. So what should I do?

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
I am 15 years old .One when I was playing badminton suddenly I got a muscle cramp on my arm. So what should I do?
Dear lybrate-user sports injury is a part of the game and don't worry but apply ice for 20 minutes every hourly and take some rest. It should recover in a day or two. If not relieved please see an orthopedic surgeon.
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I am having a pain in my right leg knee bone. Should I train my legs in the gym or not?

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
I am having a pain in my right leg knee bone. Should I train my legs in the gym or not?
Dear lybrate-user I think you have injured your knee and should take rest till it recovers. Apply ice for 20 minutes every hourly. If not relieved please see a good orthopedic surgeon and get treated.
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How Exercise Can Help In Keeping Your Bones Healthy?

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
How Exercise Can Help In Keeping Your Bones Healthy?

Did you know that in addition to your diet, exercise is one of the best ways to make sure that you never lie on a hospital bed with a surgeon treating you for a bone disorder? Medical expertise has constantly pointed out to the fact that regular exercise makes your bones less likely to suffer from wear and tear during old age.

As you exercise, your muscles become stronger, your bone density increases and your balance improves. Of course, it goes without saying that you need to follow certain precautions before you exercise to avoid certain injuries.

Before starting any exercise program, make sure that you prepare your body for exercise. A brief warm up helps you to get your muscles ready for exercise. It also makes sure that your chances of injury are drastically reduced.

Here are some tips to keep your bones healthy:

  1. Weight lifting: Weight lifting is a type of exercise that, if done correctly, will be extremely beneficial for your bones. You can opt for simple bodyweight exercises such as pushups and squats, which build muscle as well as strength. Avoid using very heavy weights as it causes back-related problems such as slipped disk.

  2. Yoga: Yoga is another method of exercise which is very beneficial for bones and joints. The premise of yoga is static strength building wherein you hold a pose or an exercise for a certain period of time; this helps in strengthening your muscles. Along with your muscles, your bones also become stronger as you get fitter. Yoga is repetitive stress which is good for flexibility and hence keeps your joints supple and muscles in good shape. There are certain asanas which are weight bearing and anti-gravity postures can strengthen your bones. 

  3. Swimming: Swimming again is a good aerobic exercise and is good for back and over all fitness but doesn't strengthen bone per se. It is a way to keep you healthy. Swimming is a cardiovascular exercise, which is also known for its calorie burning capabilities. It is also very effective is incinerating fat and keeping your skeletal system healthy. Whereas walking and jogging and running certainly build your bones as they are weight bearing exercises.

  4. Pilates: Pilates is a new form of exercise that has been gaining a lot of steam lately. It does not require much equipment, as you can get started with just a mat. It is very effective in working your spine and the hips, thus keeping your lower back strong. A weak lower back increases the chances of bone disorders drastically. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an orthopedist.

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I have been playing badminton from the last 2 days, and after playing the right side of my back starts paining very badly and the pain increases as I breath. Is it normal coz I have been playing since the last 2 days.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
I have been playing badminton from the last 2 days, and after playing the right side of my back starts paining very b...
Dear lybrate-user some pain is normal. Apply ice for 20 minutes every hourly and rest. If it is not responding then see a Orthopedic Surgeon and get treated.
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whenever I do gym like push ups and as soon as my body become hot and circulation increase My right side of head starts paining and even neck behind area also started paining.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
whenever I do gym like push ups and as soon as my body become hot and circulation increase
My right side of head star...
Dear lybrate-user I think you have a cervical spine problem and need detailed evaluation and imaging to confirm that diagnosis once diagnosis is made we can treat you accordingly. Maybe you can apply ice for 20 minutes every hourly for few days then if it is not responding then see an orthopedic surgeon. We have successfully treated many patients like you with spinal manipulation.
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I'm 19 years old since 1 month i'm suffering from backbone pain, neck pain, butex pain severely what I should do. Since 2 years I didn't played anything only did reading and sleeping. I used to to sit more than 10 hours in a day. At right now if sit for more than 1 hour im getting too much pain in my butex please help me.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
I'm 19 years old since 1 month i'm suffering from backbone pain, neck pain, butex pain severely what I should do. Sin...
Deàr lybrate-user young people like you should not have back pain but maybe your posture is bad and sitting for long hours can cause pressure symptoms and your disc is vulnerable. Apply ice for 20 minutes every hourly and take some rest and have breaks every half an hour. You should take on some fitness program to prevent further damage.
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Hi Since one year back I played cricket. Again now 2 days back I played but I got pain in arms and legs. What to do for instance relief? Pls suggest. Very rarely I use to play cricket.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
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Since one year back I played cricket. Again now 2 days back I played but I got pain in arms and legs. What to do f...
Dear lybrate-user for any injury apply ice for 20 minutes every hourly for 2-3 days. Take rest and plenty of water do exercises daily to build up your fitness. All the best.
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Arthritis - Causes And Risk Factors

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Arthritis - Causes And Risk Factors

Arthritis is a disease in which the joints in your body swell. Inflammation or swelling can be caused due to body's natural response to injury or disease. It can cause discomfort in the form of pain, stiffness as well as difficulty in movement. Major types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and gout.

Causes of arthritis

Arthritis is generally caused by a combination of factors. It can happen due to genetic factors in case the disease runs in the family. Sometimes it can be caused due to injuries of the past; it can also be a by-product of your lifestyle. Some of the common causes of arthritis are:

1. Genetic makeup in which arthritis can be a hereditary trait
2. Physically taxing work life or injuries caused in an accident
3. Imbalance in the immunity system
4. Infections in the joint.

Risk Factors associated with arthritis

1. Family history - You can be prone to develop arthritis if it runs in the family. It can occur due to its hereditary trait hence making you more vulnerable to the environmental factors which contribute to developing arthritis.

2. Age - The risk of arthritis can increase with age. Types like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout are more common in the old age.

3. Gender - Your sex is an important factor as women are more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis while men are prone to suffer from gout.

4. Joint injury - Joint injury caused due to accidents or due to sports activities can trigger arthritis. People with previous joint injuries can develop arthritis in that joint.

5. Obesity - Excess weight can put a lot of pressure on the joints, on the knees and hips in particular. Hence, obese people have more chances of developing arthritis than fitter people. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a rheumatologist and ask a free question.

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