Signs and Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

Signs and Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

Signs and Symptoms of Osteoarthritis - Hip Osteoarthritis - Osteoarthritis Treatment | Tips on - Find TipsOsteoarthritis affects millions of people all over the world. This is one of the most common types of arthritis. This is a very painful disease which causes limited movement of joints which affects daily activities of the person. The major cause of osteoarthritis is the gradual deterioration of joint cartilage. Early treatment is essential to tackle this disease. To get treatment, it is important to understand its signs and symptoms.

Signs of Osteoarthritis

Hip Osteoarthritis: Pain in inner thighs or buttocks, groin and the obvious limp.

Knee Osteoarthritis: Pain felt in knee while moving, knee catching or locking, pain felt while standing up or moving up down stairs. There can be weakening in thigh muscle.

Osteoarthritis of the fingers: Pain in finger joints, enlarged joints, swelling in joints, problem in working with fingers and presence of Heberden’s nodes.

Osteoarthritis of the feet: This kind of osteoarthritis can be recognized by pan and tenderness in the large joint of big toe. It can be caused by wearing wrong shoes like high heels all the times.

Osteoarthritis of the spine: It usually occurs due to misplacement of spinal discs. There can be stiff and painful neck and lower back. In this condition pressure is exerted on nerves in the spinal cord. It causes pain which spreads into neck, shoulders, arm, lower back and legs. Sometime numbness is felt in arms and legs.

Common risk factors for Osteoarthritis:

*Being overweight

*Usually people of middle age and old age suffer more from this problem

*Any injury

*Genetic predisposition

Few Tips to treat osteoarthritis

*If you feel any kind of pain, do not ignore it or assume that it will subside on itself.

*Avoid self medication or self treatment without getting it properly diagnose by the doctor.

*Always consult a rheumatologist who is a specialist in diagnosing arthritis and rheumatic conditions

*Follow the medication schedule prescribed by the doctor.

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