Understanding Arthritis
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Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the bones and joints of the body. In this condition, there is a state of chronic swelling in the joints that severily affects joint mobility and motion. Numerous health conditions have been linked with arthritis and individuals with obesity are more susceptible to developing it.  Visit: https://ocmc.in/arthritis-treatment-in-coimbatore/

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UNDERSTANDING ARTHRITIS
Arthritisis achronic inflammatory conditionthat affects the bones and joints of the body.
WHAT EXACTLY IS ARTHRITIS?
It is a group of conditions that specificallyaffect the ‘joints’ of the body.
An estimated50 million peopleall around the globesuffer from this disorder.
WHAT EXACTLY IS ARTHRITIS?
SYMPTOM OF ARTHRITIS
Swelling
Pain
Stiffness of the joint combined with a decreased range of motions
WHAT EXACTLY IS ARTHRITIS?
Arthritis canaffect any joint of the bodyand can also producevisible physical changes(most commonly on the fingers and toes)
Arthritisis among theleading causes of joint painin the world.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ARTHRITIS?
Osteoarthritis
most common arthritis it typically can affect theknee,hipand almostany other jointin the human body.
Theprotective cartilagecovering over the end of joints wears out leading tobone rubbing against boneultimately resulting in wear and tear.
When this process goes on for a long time,patients ultimately develop chronic painand the range of motion gets limited.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ARTHRITIS?
Rheumatoid arthritis
In this type of arthritis, yourimmune systemgets a bit confused and attacks your own joints.
May results to:
Uncontrolled inflammation Joint pain Chronic erosion of the joint.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ARTHRITIS?
Rheumatoid arthritis
To a certain extent rheumatoid arthritis is also genetic in nature.
Theaim of treatmentis to usually use certain medications calledDiseaseModifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARD )which can then help prevent the progress of the disease.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ARTHRITIS?
Gout
It is aform of metabolic arthritisthat results fromuric acid levelsbecoming very high in the body.
Theuric acid crystalare typically needle shaped and deposit in the joint resulting in sharp spiking pain.
DO I HAVE ARTHRITIS?
One of thebiggest mistakes older peopletend to do is assume that their joints are‘worn out’due old age.
Arthritisin itself is atricky diagnosisand most people assume they know the reason for their joint pain.
Getting a consultationcan usuallysave youfrom allowing the disease from progression.
HOW TO PREVENT ARTHRITIS? Some tips that can helpArthritis treatment incoimbatore to a certain extent include:
1.Maintaining and having a healthy weight
2.Smoking and alcohol
3.Eating a healthy diet
4.Avoiding high impact sports activities
DIAGNOSING ARTHRITIS
Arthritis can beeasily diagnosedby a clinical examinationalong withbasic blood testing.
Yourrheumatologist/orthospecialist will assess your joint and look for pain, swelling, inflammation and range of motion.
Imaging studieswill usually show whether there isjoint inflammation, cartilage erosion,and other signs of inflammation.