Treatment For Recurring Arthritis?
Dear HealthReplies.com, u003cbr u003c u003cbr u003e I want to ask, is arthritis due to an accident that could come back again because of eating greasy (high cholesterol) foods. If the arthritis returns, what is the cure?
Consuming foods that contain bad cholesterol (containing saturated fats & trans fats) is not a trigger and causes arthritis. Increased bad cholesterol in the blood, usually will damage blood vessels and ultimately cause heart attacks and strokes.
Arthritis is inflammation in the joint area, the symptoms of which are pain, redness, swelling, the joints are difficult to move and the skin over the joints feels warm. Arthritis can occur due to the process of degeneration of the joints (usually occurs when aged> 50 years), autoimmune conditions (abnormal immune reactions that damage joints in the body), metabolic diseases (increased uric acid), dislocation of joints at the time of injury, and infection by viruses / bacteria / fungus. To diagnose arthritis, a medical examination is usually required by a doctor. Investigations such as joint fluid tests, x-rays, CT scans / MRIs need to be done to ascertain the degree and location of arthritis. Arthritis management includes administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs combined with anti-inflammatory corticosteroids, and physiotherapy. When arthritis is caused by an autoimmune condition, drugs are given to modify the immune system.
In addition to physiotherapy, usually patients with arthritis are also advised to control body weight when it is ideal and if excessive weight is recommended. Sports in water and the use of walking sticks also help to restore arthritis.
Pain in the joints can also be caused by side effects of drugs, bone damage around the joints, bleeding in the joints, pseudogout (accumulation of calcium in the joints), cancer, hemophilia (blood disorders), as well as problems with blood flow that cause damage to joints.
If you have undergone complete medical treatment by a Doctor in the past, it's a good idea to re-control the Orthopedic Specialist again. The doctor will conduct a thorough medical evaluation to find the cause of recurrent joint pain. Your doctor may refer you to a Medical Rehabilitation specialist for advanced physiotherapy.
To deal with joint pain while at home, you can give a cold compress for 15-20 minutes, rest temporarily using a painful joint, and take over-the-counter pain relievers such as paracetamol or Ibuprofen.
Read more about Joint Pain in this HealthReplies.com article.
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