What To Do To Overcome Osteoarthritis To Be Completely Cured?
Hallo.My mother is now around 55 years old. My mother must have experienced pain in the heel, knee and part of the foot. Finally my mother was addicted to drugs. If the leg hurts, definitely go to the nearest midwife and doctor. My mother wants to recover from the disease, so that she can do her activities as before
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Has your mother been diagnosed with osteoarthritis by a doctor? If so, then you need to know that osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease, meaning that the damage that occurs in the joints will get worse over time. This disease can not be cured with drugs, damage that occurs in the joints can also not be repaired anymore, so treatment is more focused on overcoming the symptoms that arise and slow the process of damage to the joints. If the damage to the joints is so severe that symptoms cannot be controlled anymore with medication, the recommended therapy is joint replacement therapy (arthroplasty).
It is better for your mother to see her orthopedic doctor first so that she can further evaluate the severity of the damage to her joints. If indeed pain medication can not control the symptoms, your doctor may recommend treatments such as injecting drugs into the joints or injecting lubricants into the joints. If both of these therapies also cannot control symptoms, your doctor may recommend joint replacement surgery.
Here are some things your mother can do:
lose weight if there is excess body weight doing regular exercise to strengthen the muscles around the joint (for example walking, cycling, swimming) compressing the area of pain with warm or cold compresses using topical painkillers (such as capsaicin cream, or containing cream NSAIDs) use a brace on a painful joint (eg putting an elastic bandage on the knee) undergo regular physiotherapy as directed by the doctor
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