Osteoarthritis is a kind of arthritis which is defined as a joint inflammation that results from cartilage degeneration. Cartilage is a protein substance that serves as a "cushion" between the bones of the joints. Osteoarthritis commonly affects the hands, feet, spine, and large weight-bearing joints, such as the hips and knees.
Signs and Symptoms
Common symptoms of osteoarthritis are:
- Joint pain
- Stiffness in joints
- Loss of flexibility
- Grating sensation
- Bone spurs
Osteoarthritis is not an outcome of a disease as it is primarily caused due to the natural aging of the joint. Other causes are:
- Family history
- Being overweight
- Fractures or other joint injuries
- Playing sports that involve direct impact on the joint
The truth is that osteoarthritis can't be cured. Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation is a central element of treatment in inpatient and outpatient settings for various arthritis related conditions. Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation at Max Healthcare is directed towards maximizing functional abilities and mobility in order to increase your independence.