Arthritis means joint inflammation. "Arth" refers to the joints and " ;itis" refers to inflammation. Arthritis isn’t a single disease. Because the knee is so complex, each sufferer needs to consider a number of individual treatment options. There are over 100 different types of arthritis. Arthritis knee pain is a most common form of arthritis, mostly affecting all ages, but it is mostly prevalent on adults aged 20 and above. This happens when your body doesn’t get adequate exercise, or you misuse your muscles (I.e. From over-exercising), and in effect, straining your joints.
Early symptoms will show swelling or redness, accompanied with continuous pain felt all parts of the affected area. If left unbridled, arthritis knee painwill continue to develop; your joints will begin to weaken and you’ll feel pain and sores all over your body, but mostly on your knees.
Treatment of arthritis knee pain depends on the cause, which joints are affected, the severity, and how the condition affects your daily activities. Your age and occupation will also be taken into account in your doctor works with you to set up a treatment plan.
If possible, treatment will concentrate on eliminating the cause of the arthritis. However, the cause is NOT necessarily curable. Treatment, therefore, aims at reducing your pain and discomfort and preventing further disability.
Medical treatment focuses on taking medications to reduce the pain, and also treat the affected area. Treatment is normally quicker than physical therapy, but is more expensive, as you’ll need to continuously buy the needed prescriptions to treat arthritis. Before making a decision about arthritis knee pain treatments, always consult doctor first. He or she knows the merits and risks of both procedures, so take time to visit doctor and have a talk with him or her regarding your condition.
Physical therapy and chiropractic treatment-either of the standard methods of treating arthritis has been physical therapy. Results have been very good with these treatments with the theory being that if you strengthen the muscles around the arthritic joint that can take some pressure off of the joint. Chiropractic treatment for ankle arthritis may only have marginal benefit. However, a lot of chiropractors are trained in physiotherapy which can help.
The right custom-made orthotics can address the underlying cause of your knee dysfunction. In fact, several studies have demonstrated that orthotics work best to reduce pain in the event of arthritis affecting the medial (inside) knee.
Knee bracesare often prescribed by physiotherapists to stabilize the knee joint. There are many types of knee braces available. Like knee braces foot orthotics are cheap and can be very useful in the treatment of knee pain, provided they’re used in combination with other forms of knee pain therapy, in particular strengthening exercises.
If arthritis is diagnosed and treated early, you can prevent joint damage. Find out if you’ve got a family history of arthritis and share this information with your doctor, even if you’re no joint symptoms.
Stride Orthotics provide custom designed supports to joints of the lower limb, e.g. lower leg splints, knee braces, ankle supports, specialist made to measure footwear and foot orthotics (insoles). The Orthotic supports are intended to support joints and muscles of the knee, hip, ankle, lower leg, foot, and lower back.
QUESTION: What are the home treatments for Arthritis?Hi, my mom's doc said that she has Rheumatoid Arthritis & Osteoarthritis. She had a knee injury years ago. Her right hand, knees, ankles, neck are affected, She is taking pain killers, NSAIDs,… for years. She is not overweight. But there is no considerable progress. Now, she has got a swollen knee. She took medicines but no treat. Are there any home treatments for RA & OA? Please consider she is above 50 years. Sorry for my grammar because I am in South Asia. Thanks for all answers !
Loosing weight plays a key role in relieving pain because the more you gain weight the more pressure on your knees to bear. And follow some daily activities like walking, swimming and exercises which makes your bones strength. Along with these follow the prescribed medicines for quick results.
Yes,the best way to fight ra is to stay active and exercise.it will help manage the pain tremendously.the problem is ra sufferers are usually very lazy.nothing personal but true.
Hi Nina, The medications are probably only designed to suppress the pain and not really handle the actual problem. There are four supplements that might help. Glucosamine and Condroiten and Calcium and Magnesium. If you have access to these she should start taking them right away. But, they are nutritional and will help her over a few weeks or longer. Many older people take these and need them. Take more than the recommended dosages ( like double) for the first few weeks. She is probably very deficient. Gelatin is great for joints. Take it as a tea several times a day. It is made from the stuff in the joints that your mom has probably worn out and it will help replenish all the connective tissue. Keep her off the pain meds if you can. They mask (hide) the problem without handling it. She should certainly come off them gradually (a little at a time) as these other aids start to work.
Heat can be used for the osteoarthritis, but your mother will need long term treatment with several medications from her doctor to stop the progress of the rheumatoid arthritis.