Treatment For Osteoarthritis At 32 Years Old?
.. I want to ask, My husband got X-rays from the bone specimen “OA genu, grade 1 “. R n r nSy want to ask, what kind of treatment is suitable ??? , because when the consul was with the bone 1 month ago, no suggestions or physiotherapy treatment was given. Just give me the pain medication. R n r nSo my husband’s knee is getting sick more often now, even though the medicine has run out and now I also drink white honey and olive oil but the results have not yet been achieved, the pain is even more frequent. r n r nPlease explain n ask for advice. Trimakasi beforehand.
Osteoarthritis is a form of deformity in the joints in the form of damage to cartilage. Cartilage serves to protect the ends of the bones against friction during movement. Factors that increase the risk of osteoarthritis include: old age, excess body weight, female gender, previous injury to the joint, activity that relies on these joints continuously, and heredity. Osteoarthritis can affect all joints in the body, but it most commonly occurs in the joints of the knees, hands, hips, and spine.
Symptoms experienced by people with osteoarthritis are:
Pain in the affected joints, especially during exertion or after. Stiffness in the joint and limited movement of the joint Pain when the joint area is pressed There is a sound like clicking or squeezing when the joint is used to bend, straighten, and other movements When there is a bone spur (bone growth, usually the result of "injury" or injury to the bone) can feel like a hard lump in the joint area. Provision of supplements containing glucosamine or chondroitin. However, in some studies it has not had a significant effect on osteoarthritis. Diagnosis of osteoarthritis is carried out by physical examination and supporting examinations such as X-rays, MRI, blood laboratory tests and analysis of joint fluid. For grade 1 osteaoarthritis, it means that there is minimal narrowing of the gaps between joints with or without a bone spur image. In grade 1 OA, there is usually no specific surgical therapy. The main therapy of OA aims to reduce pain, improve joint function, and limit disability. Grade 1 OA therapy includes:
Warm or cold compress. Warm compresses aim to improve blood circulation to the joints, as well as reduce symptoms of stiff joints and tense muscles. Cold compress aims to reduce swelling (if any) and reduce acute pain Lose weight to be ideal body weight Exercise to strengthen the thigh muscles and muscles around the knee joint Administration of NSAID class drugs to reduce pain Injection of intraarticular corticosteoride (into the joint ) if the pain is very severe Grade I osteoarthritis usually rarely gives complaints of pain. It is necessary to find out more about what triggers your husband's knee pain to become more frequent, for example jobs that lift weight and rely on the knee, excess weight, and so on. You can have further consultation with an orthopedic specialist by bringing the results of previous X-rays.
Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.