Arthritis & Joint Problems — Aster Clinic Dubai !
The word rheumatism is used to describe aches and pains in joints, bones, and muscles. Arthritis happens due to inflammation within the joint & also due to the inflammation of the tendons & ligaments around the joint.
What are the symptoms?
There are many symptoms for arthritis but the most common symptom is pain in the joints, the pain varies from mild to severe which can be lead to the malfunction of the joints. The pain is associated with stiffness in joints, which will be worse in the morning. Some people may feel pain and stiffness in whole body too, and it becomes worse when there appear swelling in the affected areas. Arthritis dam- ages the surface of the joint and at times the underlying bone. Arthritis will get severe if not treated well, it can cause destruction of the joint & lead to deformities, it can also affect skin & multiple organs.
Types of Arthritis
There are different types of arthritis, the most common arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.Oth- ers include gout, ankylosing spondylitis, juvenile arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus). Arthritis can be caused by infections too, though such cases have been extremely rare.Oth- ers include gout, ankylosing spondylitis, juvenile arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus). Arthritis can be caused by infections too, though such cases have been extremely rare.
The most common arthritis — osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), affects middle age to elderly people. The weight-bearing joints including knees,ankles & hips are more affected by osteoarthritis.When Osteoarthritis affects fingers & wrists it makes difficult to perform daily tasks such as writing, holding something,driving etc, it most found in old age persons,
Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis affecting nearly one percent of the population, of which three-fourth are women. affected at the wrist, joints of the fingers and feet involved more than others. These type of arthritis is tends to strike in the ages of 30 to 50 and it impact on daily life and tends to make difficulty in everyday life.
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a common form of inflammatory arthritis that affects the joints of the spine. It causes back pain and stiffness and usually affects young men.
Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that occurs in people who have a skin rash called psoriasis. This usually develops between the ages of 35 and 50 years but can begin in childhood also.
Arthritis in children is termed as juvenile arthritis and can start as early as infancy.
Treatment For Arthritis
To be specific there is not yet a cure for arthritis, but there is still something which can be done which makes it easy to live with arthritis.
The ear- lier the treatment is begun, the more effective it is. Treatment has to be designed from person to person depending upon the severity, impact, and type of arthritis. Drug therapy treats various symptoms of arthritis like analgesics and anti- inflammatory which relieves pain and stiffness.
Drugs, which helps to suppress inflammation,disease modifying drugs & DMARDS are used in the treatment of inflammatory arthritis. These include oral and inject- able preparations but it should be taken under a regular supervision of a rheumatologist.
Lifestyle Changes in Arthritis
Those who are suffering if arthritis, should have to go under regular workout.The joints should be put through in full range of movement at least once in a day.
This helps to retain mobility, reduces pain. relieve stress, keep the muscles strong snd protects the joints.the stiff joints get worse if not exercised regularly and ends in deformity, which makes it more complex and may require surgical correction. Physiotherapists can give the instructions for regular exercise because improper exercise can damage the joints.
For people with arthritis , it is very important to maintain the weight normally, overweight puts extra pressure to the joints, following a healthy diet included with plenty of fibre and fruit and avoiding meat will help to maintain the weight in normal range and feel better and avoid alcohol.
Aster clinic’s in Dubai,Abu dhabi,sharjah and all over UAE have specialist rheumatologist in dubai, who can help you with reatments in arthritis treatment in dubai.We have Orthopedics specialty in Dubai & all over UAE and we have a group of experienced orthopaedics specialists in Dubai & all over UAE.