Arthritis ሕማም ሪሕ ‘ዘይጽወር ቃንዛ መላግቦ’

Arthritis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arthritis

 

Treatment can help, but this condition can’t be cured
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging often required
Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
Different types of arthritis exist, each with different causes including wear and tear, infections, and underlying diseases.
Symptoms include pain, swelling, reduced range of motion, and stiffness.
Medications, physical therapy, or sometimes surgery helps reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.

 

Requires a medical diagnosis
Symptoms include pain, swelling, reduced range of motion, and stiffness.
People may experience:
Pain areas: in the joints, ankle, back, fingers, hands, muscles, neck, or wrist
Pain types: can be intermittent or sharp
Pain circumstances: can occur while sitting
Joints: stiffness, tenderness, or swelling
Whole body: fatigue or malaise
Muscular: decreased range of motion or muscle weakness
Hand: bump on the finger or bony outgrowth in fingers or toes
Also common: flare, limping, physical deformity, redness, or stiff neck

 

Treatment consists of self care and therapy
Medications, physical therapy, or sometimes surgery helps reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.
Therapies
Hydrotherapy, Stretching, Massage, and Acupuncture
Self-care
Physical exercise, Weight loss, Tai chi, Yoga, Ice pack, Heating pad, and Cold compress
Medications
Nonsteroidal anti-Inflammatory drug, Steroid, Analgesic, Narcotic, and Immunosuppressive drug

 

 

Surgery
Hip replacement, Knee replacement, and Joint replacement
Specialists
Primary care provider (PCP), Orthopedic surgeon, Rheumatologist, and Physical therapist

 

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