Osteoarthritis also known as degenerative arthritis or the 'wear and tear' arthritis is a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint. It usually develops gradually, over time. Several different joints can be affected, but osteoarthritis is most frequently seen in the hands, knees, hips, feet and spine.
This disease is normally seen in women. Osteoarthritis develops when changes in cartilage, later lead to breakdown of cartilage. Changes will be slow and unnoticeable in some people, whereas in others, the pain and inflexibility will gradually worsen until the disease process finishes.
Any joint in the human body can be affected by Osteoarthritis the most commonly affected areas are the hips, knees, finger joints, thumb joints and lower spine. The shoulders, elbows, wrists, ankles, and toe joints are less commonly affected. In many cases, just a few joints develop symptoms with one or two becoming the most troublesome. In rare cases, Osteoarthritis affects many joints at the same time.
The bone tissue nearby to the cartilage can also be affected and thin growths can develop around the joint edges. These developments are called Osteophytes and may be seen on X-rays. The joints and the tissues around the joints can also become inflamed. This inflammation is called synovitis. Then, it causes the breakdown of cartilage followed by the bones to rub against each other, causing stiffness, pain and loss of movement in the joint.
Osteoarthritis is being treated in order to:
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Age, Genetics, Obesity, Your sex, previous joint injury damage or deformity and Occupational overuse of a joint are some of the reasons that lead to Osteoarthritis.
Wear and tear arthritis is very common among people. A dexterous group of doctors and avid supervision of Dr. Mohan can make the procedure easier, simpler and quicker.