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What is Arthritis Conditions and What are the Treatment options?

What is Arthritis Conditions and What are the Treatment options

Many of us would have faced joint pain, from any age group and gender.  The pain impairs person’s ability to perform their daily routine task.  We take all the precautions, medication and follow the diet plan, but don’t able to get rid of this pain.

Before going into to the deep details, one should know:

  • Why your joints in the body are hurting?
  • What are the reasons?
  • What should you do?
  • To whom should you consult?

The answer of the reason, behind the joints pain, is Arthritis. There could be other reasons also but, the most probably reason is only arthritis. Even it is so common now-a-days, but not well understood. So here, we will know a little about arthritis.

What is arthritis?

The condition Arthritis is related to joints inflammation. But it is not only one condition; there are more than 100 conditions, refer to arthritis.  The starting symptoms could be swelling, pain and stiffness, which get worse over the age and period of time.  When it is worse, it makes your daily life difficult. The patient may even find difficult to walk and climb stairs.

The main reasons involve damage of cartilage in between the bone joints and bad immune system.   Cartilage is just like cushion in between each joint of body structure. This can damage due to routine wear and tear or sudden force on the joint.  The arthritis that occurs due to the damage of cartilage is known as osteoarthritis.

Bad immune system means increased uric acid in the blood. Uric in the blood generates inflammation and attacks joints and other internal organs. Rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis are of these types of arthritis.

What are the main types of arthritis?

Although, we have discussed that there are more than 200 conditions of arthritis that affect joints.  But, here, we go through the main and common type of arthritis:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Gout
  • Joint infections
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Septic arthritis
  • Thumb arthritis

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Joint swelling and pain
  • Redness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Inflammation of the joint area

What are the causes and risk factors of arthritis?

  • Family history.
  • Age.
  • Your sex.
  • Previous joint injury
  • Obesity
  • Occupation
  • Infection

How to diagnose arthritis?

  • Imaging
  • X-rays
  • Computerized tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound.

What are the treatment options for arthritis?

Arthritis can’t be cured; however symptoms can be controlled, only if the treatment starts in early stages. Following are the treatment options, you can opt for arthritis:

  • Medication
  • Natural Arthritis Treatment
  • Joint Surgery
  • Dietary Supplement

Note:  All the above mentioned information is based on online research. You are advised to consult to your family doctor to know more about it. Your orthopaedic surgeon can tell you whether your condition is related to arthritis or not. After all the physical examination he will be able to advice treatment.

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