Causes And Treatment For Osteoarthritis In The Knee?
Hello, I am Nanda. I want to ask about osteoarthritis in the knee. How do we distinguish acute OA from chronic OA? R nThank you in advance, doctor for the answer.
Osteoarthritis is a chronic degenerative condition of the joints and arthritis. Disturbance can occur in the form =
loss or wear of cartilage. The appearance of osteophytes in the joints. Thickening and stiffness of joints and bones. Inflammation of synovial (joint fluid) Stretching of joint capsule Muscle weakness. The cause of this condition remains unclear. However, this condition can be triggered by =
old age. Excess weight. Trauma, can be a trigger for secondary OA which is acute (occurs immediately after the trauma occurs) and chronic that occurs slowly. The picture of OA will remain the same between acute and chronic, the difference is only when the complaint arises. Genetic. Certain types of work. Certain gender, women are more susceptible to attack. Symptoms that arise are =
joint stiffness Pain Swelling. Movement disorders. This condition will get worse over time. Treatment can only relieve symptoms and slow the progress of the disease. In severe conditions joint replacement will be required by surgical methods.
Do a consultation regarding the OA condition you are experiencing. With medical tests such as X-rays, CT SCAN, the doctor can explain your condition carefully and the best treatment that can be given.
Maintain ideal weight, regular exercise and get enough rest, taking pain relievers can help reduce your complaints. Warm compresses on each joint that feel stiff can also help.
I hope this helps.