O.A. (Osteo - Arthritis)
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common varieties of arthritis, whereby one or more of the total 68 joints in the body undergoes degenerative process due to aging. Observed usually after 55 years of age, where the joint cartilage which works as a cushion, wears and tears, leading to pain, swelling, stiffness and hence restricted joint mobility. Knee joint is one of the most common joint affected due to its weight bearing function.
- Primarily caused by aging process
- Joint injury
- Hormonal dysfunction (more in females)
- Metabolic causes (calcium deficiency)
- Genetic predisposition, etc.
- More of a localized joint affection.
- Can also be related to certain occupations that involve more of physical labour
- Pain - Your joint may hurt during or after movement.
- Tenderness - Your joint may feel tender when you apply light pressure to it.
- Stiffness - Joint stiffness may be most noticeable when you wake up in the morning or after a period of inactivity.
- Loss of flexibility - You may not be able to move your joint through its full range of motion.
- Grating sensation - You may hear or feel a grating sensation when you use the joint.
- Bone spurs - These extra bits of bone, which feel like hard lumps, may form around the affected joint
- Physical therapy. - A physical therapist can work to create an individualized exercise that will strengthen the muscles around your joint, increase your range of motion and reduce pain.
- Occupational therapy - An occupational therapy can help discover ways to do everyday tasks or do job without putting extra stress on your already painful joint.
- Realigning bones
- Joint replacement
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease where the pathological changes in the joint are almost irreversible. Homoeopathic medicine can only alleviate the pain and cannot cure the disease completely. Most cases respond well as far as long term pain relief is concerned. Homoeopathic medicines are effective in its treatment.
- Routine Blood
- ASLO Titer
- Serum Calcium,
- BMD (Bone Mass Densitometry)