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Living with pain, stiffness, or inflammation of the joints can be a sign of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting one-third of U.S. adults over the age of 65. In this video we explain what causes osteoarthritis, what it does to your body and some of the best treatments that are available today.
Osteoarthritis is mostly caused by wear and tear of aging joints, but excessive weight, extreme physical activity, or repetitive manual tasks can make it worse faster. Osteoarthritis is also linked to genetic predispositions, inflammation, diet and damage to the bone underneath the cartilage which supplies the cartilage with nutrition.
A joint is where two bones meet. The ends of these bones are cushioned by a smooth, slippery layer of articular cartilage, much like the rubbery cartilage found on the tip of a chicken leg. Movable joints are surrounded by a synovial membrane that contains a liquid called synovial fluid.
Osteoarthritis occurs when the joint cartilage erodes, and the bones begin to grate against one another. Bone spurs are protrusions that can grow from the bone as a result of this constant friction. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint of the body, but it is most prevalent in Knees, hips, big toes, spine and hands.
Osteoarthritis has no cure, but there are a variety of options to treat the disease. If the disease is caught early and there is just some wear and tear, some of the joint can be preserved through simple but consistent lifestyle changes. Oral supplements like glucosamine sulphate can help the body repair the damage or increase synovial fluid in the joints.
Anti-inflammatories will temporarily relieve pain but probably speed up the process of joint degeneration. For overweight individuals it’s important to reduce sugar including bread, rice and breakfast cereals, which helps to lose weight and reduces inflammation. Sugar itself produces inflammation in the body. Riding a bicycle for 5 minutes 4 times per day improves circulation in the joint and pilates is good for muscle strength.
Medical interventions are also an option if the cartilage is completely eroded and the joint’s bones are rubbing together. Anti-inflammatory hormones like cortisone can be injected to reduce the pain temporarily but they make arthritis worse over time. Over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen or paracetamol can also be used and when they aren’t enough, a doctor can prescribe a mild opiate like codeine to help with the pain.
As a last resort, arthritis patients may turn to surgery to replace the bad joint with an artificial metal or ceramic joint. In recent years Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and Stem Cells have been used to reduce pain and repair some of the damage caused by Osteoarthritis to avoid or delay surgery.
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