Arthritis

Inflammation of one, many, or all of the joints is referred to as arthritis. Due to the changing lifestyle in the modern period, this condition is also being noticed in young people. It often affects the elderly and produces pain and stiffness in the knees and joints. More women than men, particularly those who are overweight, report having this issue. It can begin in any joint of the body and gradually spread to other joints as well.

Symptoms

The Joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. When you first get out of bed in the morning or after a period of rest, your symptoms might feel worse.
Other signs of osteoarthritis include:

  • A restricted range of motion that occasionally improves with movement
  • Bony growths in the fingers;
  • Clicking or popping sounds when bending;
  • Muscle weakness around the joint;
  • Instability or buckling of the joint;
  • Knee grating or scraping sensation.

Rheumatoid arthritis also causes morning stiffness that can last 30 minutes or longer,

  • Multiple affected joints,
  • Onset in smaller joints like the feet and hands,
  • Same affected joints on both sides of the body,
  • Fatigue,
  • Low-grade fever,
  • Inflammation of the eyes and mouth,
  • Inflammation of the blood vessels and heart muscle,
  • And low red blood cell counts.

Causes

  • Aging-related joint wear and damage
  • Injuries
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Obesity
  • Muscular weakness caused by genes
  • Family history of arthritis

Treatment

1. Medicine and physiotherapy
When it comes to treating arthritis, the doctor may suggest taking a variety of medications in the early stages. The type of arthritis will determine which drugs are best. Painkillers, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, over-the-counter irritants, etc. are a few examples. In addition, arthritis can be treated with physical therapy. The doctor might suggest that the patient works out.

2. Surgery

The doctor might advise surgery if the patient does not benefit from the aforementioned treatment. When arthritis flares up, the pain can sometimes become intolerable. In these situations, medical professionals must rely on cutting-edge care. In such circumstances, knee replacement surgery is the most popular procedure. In this procedure, the injured joint is removed and swapped out for an artificial joint. This synthetic joint functions just like a natural joint.


3. Counselling & Therapies:

The bodily discomfort lowers self-esteem and causes anxiety, sadness, and psychological challenges, having regular online counselling sessions help in overcoming psychological issues. Seek online consultation with the best therapist in India.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any signs of arthritis, such as pain, swelling, or stiffness, in or around one or more of your joints, consult your orthopedic specialist. The distress of having arthritis can be overwhelming for you and can trigger negative emotions. Seeking help from the best psychologist in India can help address mental health concerns.
Typically, a patient's medical history, X-rays, physical examination, and blood tests are used to diagnose arthritis. It is possible to experience multiple forms of arthritis concurrently. There are numerous types of arthritis, and identifying the one you have might help your online counsellor choose the most effective course of action. The earlier you become aware of your arthritis, the sooner you may begin treating it, lessening your discomfort, and altering your lifestyle.
Effective arthritis management can help you by:
  • Lessen the pain by using analgesic
  • Increase performance through regular exercise.
  • Remain active by doing physical movements.
  • Self-management by doing daily activities and engaging to maintain your health and your condition. Use tried-and-tested self-management techniques to lessen arthritis pain so that you may continue with the things you value.

Consult the best geriatric counsellor at TalktoAngel to manage symptoms of arthritis, and have regular consultations with physiotherapists and orthpaedicians.



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