Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the inflammation of the bone. It results from the tearing or degeneration of cartilage in the joints. This disease is common in the bones of the fingers, wrist, knees, hips, and the spine. Adding to this, osteoarthritis is more common after the age of 45 in men and women. When osteoarthritis happens, it thickens the cartilage of the bone at the edge of a joint which creates ridges of the bones.

1. Exercise2. Joint injections3. Physical therapy 4. Surgery (if severe joint replacement)5. Braces (for knee arthritis)6. Pain medications (Tylenol, Advil, Ibuprofen, NSAIDs, or Naprosyn)

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What is it?

1.Being overweight.2.Getting older.3.Joint injury.4.Joints that are not properly formed.5.A genetic defect in joint cartilage.6.Stresses on the joints from certain jobs and playing sports. .

Causes

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Symptoms

Prevention

There is not a 100% way to prevent the cases of osteoarthritis but you can control it with some of these methods. 1. Prevent major injuries and accidents.2. Try to maintain an average body weight. 3. Prevent osteoporosis which is from a lack of exercise, vitamin D, and calcium. 4. Take medications like Alendronate, Fosamax, or Actonel.

1. Morning stiffness2. Deep aching joint pain3. Grating of the joint with motion.4. Joint pain in rainy weather.5. Joint swelling6. Limited movement7. Pain relieved with rest.

1. CT Scan, MRI, X-ray. 2. An X-ray shows the thinned cartilage as well as the thickened bone that shows the ridges. 3. CT Scan and MRI shows more information pertaining to the cartilage

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