Osteoarthritis

What is osteoarthritis?

The most common type of joint disease

Degenerative joint disease

You may have stiffness, pain, loss of joint movement, stability and deformity.

 

Causes:

  1. Trauma
  2. Repetitive injury.
  3. Congenital abnormality
  4. Aging

Treatments:

  1. Exercise to strengthen muscles around affected joints.
  2. Medication: acetaminophen, salicylates, NSAIDs, tramadol.
  3. Glucosamine – can get from chemist without prescription.
  4. Steroid injection.
  5. Surgery
  6. Acupuncture for pain relieve
  7. Remedial massage to strengthen muscles around affected joints.