Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Being overweight can make arthritis, gout, lupus, fibromyalgia and other joint diseases and conditions worse.Weight plays an important role in joint stress, so when people are very overweight, it puts stress on their joints, especially their weight-bearing joints, like the knees and the hips. The fat itself is an active tissue that creates and releases chemicals, many of which promote inflammation.
Depending on the type of arthritis you have, your signs and symptoms may include:
• Decreased range of motion
a) Physical exam: Doctor will check your joints for
• Redness and warmth
Doctor will also want to see how well you can move your joints. Depending on the type of arthritis suspected, your doctor may suggest some of the following tests.
b) Laboratory test
c) Imaging tests: include
• CT and MRI Scan
There are certain diet restrictions for every arthritis other than losing weight.
As gout is caused by increase in uric acid level in blood and there are certain foods which can increase it.
Physical therapy can be helpful for some types of arthritis. Exercises can improve range of motion and strengthen the muscles surrounding joints. In some cases, splints or braces may be warranted.
A physical therapist can use heat, ultrasound, short wave diathermy,TENs and other measures to help ease your pain and prevent a recurrence.
Consult at Aadil Hospital for medical, surgical and Physical therapy.