How To Overcome Calcification Of Joints Stage 3?
Good night. Permission to ask. My mother is now unable to walk. According to the diagnosis at the nearest hospital, my mother said that calcification of the joints is stage 3. The symptoms are that my mother’s knees are often sore, I often wake up with pain, my mother also often has fever at night, the top of her knee is swollen, and now she says she can’t feel her legs when stepping on the earth. Is it true that my mother is sick with stage 3 calcification doctors? Or any other pain? And how is the treatment?
Hello, Mazzda Kurniati, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Calcification of the joints in medical language is often referred to as osteoarthritis. The joint has a cushion consisting of soft bone which is spongy, elastic, and smooth. These bearings protect the joints from friction when moving. In osteoarthritis, these pads become rough, thinner, so that the bones can rub together and cause stiffness and pain.
The stage of osteoarthritis is determined from the x-ray. As information, the osteoarthritis stage ranges from stage 0 (normal) to stage 4 (severe / severe). Stage 3 was classified as osteoarthritis of "moderate" severity. In stage 3, the x-ray image shows a marked thinning of the joints, so that it can show symptoms of frequent pain when walking, bending the knees, stiffness after sitting for a long time, pain when waking up, and experiencing repeated swelling. To ascertain whether he is in stage 3 osteoarthritis or not, data from physical examination and x-rays are required. Treatment options for stage 3 osteoarthritis are lifestyle changes (weight loss, physiotherapy), painkillers, or if it doesn't work, there are joint injections in the form of steroids or hyaluronic acid injections (such as joint lubricants). Consult the treating doctor about the treatment options.
However, knee joint pain can be caused by other causes of arthritis (arthritis), such as rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis gout (gout), lupus, reactive arthritis, and so on. To make sure it needs further tests such as complete blood count, uric acid, check immunological indicators, etc. Report to the doctor if the patient has frequent fever or other symptoms such as weight loss, lack of appetite, joint pain in multiple joints elsewhere, or other symptoms. If pain occurs, it can be helped by taking pain medication from a doctor and compressing it with warm water.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.
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