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10 Things you don’t want to hear about Osteoarthritis
07.29.14 Tuesday
Osteoarthritis is the most common of the arthralgia’s.  It affects millions of people and is also known as the wear and tear arthritis and here’s why:
  1. Osteoarthritis is an arthritis affecting the joints.  There is protective cartilage over the ends of the bones at the joints; this begins to wear out over time and from over use of a joint.
  2. It comes on gradually and worsens gradually.
  3. There isn’t a simple diagnostic test to test for Osteoarthritis, doctors use several methods such as health history, physical exam, x-rays etc.
  4. Its cause is rooted in age, injury, genetics and obesity.
  5. Osteoarthritis can occur in any joint but it is most commonly seen in the hands, wrist, neck, back, hips and knees.
  6. Lifestyle changes may have a huge effect and impact on managing the disease but as of yet, there is no sure fire cure.
  7. Late stages of the disease can cause extreme pain and joint instability
  8. Osteoarthritis tends to run in families
  9. More than half of Americans over the age of 65 have Osteoarthritis…so, you’re in good company.
  10. Annual medical costs to treat Osteoarthritis are well over 185 Billion Dollars
So, here’s the list of things you didn’t want to know about the disease Osteoarthritis!  No one wants to hear they have a degenerative disease but it’s not all bad news! The sooner you get into your doctor, if you suspect you have arthritis, the sooner you can start a treatment plan and slow the disease from progressing.  Though there isn’t an easy cure for Osteoarthritis, there are many ways the disease can be managed, joints can be preserved and protected, and your quality of life can be maintained and perhaps even get back to normal again. Come in and see us if you suspect you may be suffering from Osteoarthritis.
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