Osteoarthritis: all you need to know about this rheumatic disease
Osteoarthritis, or osteoarthritis, is a widespread disease that affects millions of people around the world (men and women), mainly people between the ages of 40 and 50 years. It is characterized by pain, stiffness and functional loss. It results from the breakdown of the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones at the joints.
Osteoarthritis: what are the types and causes?
OA affects many of the joints such as knees, feet, ankles, wrist and exists in two types:
- primary osteoarthritis: when the person has no obvious predisposition.
- secondary osteoarthritis: many of the diseases that affect the joints such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, diabetes, ... as well as injuries and surgeries, predispose to secondary osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis is a disease linked to several mechanical factors, genetic factors associated with an inflammation phenomenon. Lack of activity and high weight can also cause osteoarthritis.
How is osteoarthritis treated today?
Osteoarthritis is a very painful disease that affects daily activities and can in some cases cause disability. It is treated by multiple methods and treatment depends on the infected area:
The treatment of osteoarthritis by drugs: drugs are essential to treat osteoarthritis such as paracetamol, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, intra-articular injections of steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (steroids) or hyaluronic acid. .
- The treatment of osteoarthritis through sport: during periods too painful, rest is essential, but, outside these periods several exercises can treat osteoarthritis such as walking, cycling and some gymnastic movements. Weight loss can also improve the quality of life of the infected person.
- The treatment of osteoarthritis could be done with natural remedies: in the majority of cases, drugs are not enough to treat osteoarthritis, but they must be accompanied by natural remedies such as nettles, essential oils, glucosamine and chondroitin.
Treat your illness in Turkey
In some cases, osteoarthritis surgery in Turkey would be needed to cure the disease. It is the orthopedic doctor who would be able to tell you or not to go to Turkey to treat you.
Last update : 21/08/2019