Arthritis is of two types: Rheumatoid arthritis which is caused by inflammation and osteoarthritis, which is caused by the wear and tear at the joints such as knees, hands, spine and hips. Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent type of arthritis and is also called as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease.
Osteoarthritis develops when the protective cartilages wrapping the ends of the bones that meet at the joints, in musculoskeletal system, wear away with age.
Apart from the aging phenomenon, osteoarthritis can also occur because of demanding sporting activities, due to obesity or when suffering from injuries that occurred during the younger days. Osteoporosis in the hands is mostly genetic and through inheritance and occurs in women who are middle-aged.
Osteoarthritis develops over a period of time and as on date no cures exist, but in our hospital treatment the Orthopaedic and Neurosciences, we will provide treatments that can slow down the progress of the disease and help with pain management and help improve joint function.
Symptoms of Osteoarthritis are:
Factors that help cause Osteoarthritis:
The treatment options offered by our team of multi-specialists in our hospital of Orthopaedic and Neurosciences include diagnosis, physical examinations and imaging tests such as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Joint fluid analysis and blood tests. Our range of therapies include Physical and Occupational therapy, prescribed braces or shoe inserts.
If the conservative approach has not helped relieve pain then our skilled Orthopaedic surgeons will use the following techniques to remove all traces of pain.