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Dear mam or sir I recently suffered from acl tear and I had a surgery about 1 month back but still I can not bend my knees fully and still pain persists please suggest me some exercises or any thing else thank you.
I am suffering from knee pain since five days. I get medicine from doctor but my pain is still remain. Please tell me the best tablet for removing my pain quickly.
My wife Kasthuri, suffering from "Rheumatoid Arthritis. Is there any permanent solution? Please suggest me. - A. Vijay Krishna 9848606969.
I am 19 years old. I feel more legs pain especially knees pain. I have consulted a doctor and he told you may have less calcium and he prescribed me a calcium syrup. But now also I am feeling more pain. What should I do know.
I am suffering from arthritis since 3 years due to it there' s pain in my backbone. So I can' t do my work easily so please suggest me. How to solve this problem?
My mother is suffering from knee pain. We have shown to many orthopaedic Dr. But nothing happening. Kindly, can you suggest me what to do?
Hello sir I am aged about 22 years and my weight is 85 kg. Recently I started going to jogging in the morning. I had a problem with my legs after running bones under my knees are paining vey much I would like to know why that pain is caused. Please give me proper suggestions for good running and to avoid my leg pain. As I am preparing for police jobs thanking you sir.
In medical terms, Osteoarthritis is referred to a disease of the joints. It mostly affects the cartilage or the slippery tissue, which helps to cover the ends of bones in a joint. A proper cartilage helps in gliding of the bones one over the other. In osteoarthritis, the cartilage’s top layer gets damaged or breaks down. This leads to rubbing of the bones and swelling, pain or loss of motion. As the time passes by, the joint may lose its shape. There is also a possibility of developing bone spurs from the edges of the joint. This causes pain and damage.
People suffering from osteoarthritis often complain of joint pain and experience reduced motion. Unlike the other kinds of arthritis, this affects only the joints and does not interfere with the working of internal organs. It is the most common form of arthritis. It mainly occurs in older people. In younger ones, osteoarthritis may occur due to joint injuries.
What Causes Osteoarthritis?
It is caused due to ageing. But there are certain other risk factors that have to be kept in mind. This include:
- Excess body weight or obesity
- Old age
- Joint injury
- Improper formation of joints
- Defective genes
- Stress on the joints
What are the symptoms?
It can develop in any joint in the body. But it mainly occurs in the hands, knees, hips, and spine. The symptoms that indicate towards its occurrence are as follows:
- Stiffness in a joint, especially as you get out of bed or sit for a long period of time
- Swelling or tenderness in the joints
- A crunching feeling
- Sound of bone rubbing
It cannot be diagnosed by a single test. It takes several methods to detect its symptoms. Therefore, a combination of tests are conducted, including physical examination, X-rays, blood tests or examination of the fluid in the joints.
How Is It Treated?
It requires a combination of treatments to meet a patient's needs, as per his or her lifestyle, and health. The treatment has four main goals:
- To improve function of the joints
- Maintain a healthy body weight
- It is important to control the pain
- Efforts to achieve a healthy lifestyle
The treatment plan or sketch will involve focus on the following things:
- Weight control
- Rest and joint care
- Techniques to get relief from pain without the use of drugs
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