What Arthritis is

Arthritis, Diagnosis, and Treatment 

 

It causes inflammation and pain in joints. Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis are most common in EU. Moreover, it has many different types and each has different treatment options and symptoms.

It can affect anyone, including children, but it is more common in old age.

Symptoms of Arthritis

The symptoms of arthritis may vary- it depends on the type of arthritis a person is suffering from and which joints are affected by it. The two most common type of arthritis and their symptoms are mentioned below:

Osteoarthritis  

It is the most common type of arthritis and it develops after the age of 40. Moreover, people of any age can get affected to it.

The symptoms for osteoarthritis include swelling, stiffness in joints, pain and the person with this type of arthritis might not be able to move it well.

It typically affects the knees, joints, hands and hips. Furthermore, its symptoms may vary from person to person and it can affect anywhere regardless of the listed ones.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

In rheumatoid arthritis, immune system attack joints and it starts with its outer covering of the joints. This type of arthritis spreads through the whole joint and it also causes the joint to change the shape.

The main symptoms for rheumatoid arthritis include swelling in join, stiffness and pain. It might feel tender and warm to touch.

Diagnosis of Arthritis

Our doctors will discuss all of your symptoms, they will examine affected joints through video consultation and they will also gather the relevant information they need to recommend further treatment.

For example, if our doctors will not be able to make a diagnosis during video consultation and if they think that you need physical examination at the hospital or in surgery, they can refer specialist for this.

For suspected rheumatoid arthritis or suspected autoimmune diseases, the doctors may refer blood test- it will also help in identifying other possible causes of pain and by blood test the doctors can find out the severity of the problem.

Causes of Arthritis

The cause of arthritis depends on the type of it.

Some type of arthritis can affect members of the same family. In other words, if any of your close relative has a problem of arthritis, you are more likely to develop this condition.

For osteoarthritis, causes may include injury, lifestyle, and wear and tear to joints, pre-existing condition and obesity can also cause this problem to develop.

Rheumatoid arthritis is connected to the immune system; however other things can contribute to make it worse which includes smoking.

Treatment for Arthritis

Treatment of arthritis depends on the symptoms and the type of arthritis the person has. Moreover, there is no cure for arthritis but there are treatments available to make the condition better.

The treatment that a specialist or doctor will recommend will be on the basis of symptoms and the type of arthritis you have.

Since, there is no cure for arthritis, so various treatments are used to prevent the condition from getting worse. The treatments can be a combination of many things like your lifestyle, therapy, and medication. This will further help in keeping the joints mobile.

Moreover, if your condition does not get better by different treatment then doctors might recommend surgery for you.