Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of Arthritis
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of Arthritis. It is a chronic condition in which the material that cushions the joints, called cartilage, breaks down. This causes the bones to rub against each other, causing stiffness, pain and loss of joint movement. The cause is not fully understood.
Common risk factors include increasing age, obesity, previous joint injury, overuse of the joint, weak thigh muscles, and genetics.
Sore or Stiff Joint:
Particularly the hips, knees, and lower back – after inactivity or overuse. Stiffness after resting that goes away after movement. Pain that is worse after activity or towards the end of the day.
There is no cure for osteoarthritis, but there are medications to help relieve pain manage- osteoarthritis when needed. The doctor may recommend Physical Therapy (PT) or Occupational Therapy (OT) to help improve strength and function. When pain is severe and frequent or mobility and daily activities become difficult, surgery may be considered.
Life style changes like avoid squatting, cross leg sitting, regular exercise
Dr T Jaya Krishna Reddy, MBBS, MS(Orthopedic)
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon,
Apollo Health City,