Common Health Conditions – Section 3 – ARTHRITIS

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Arthritis in the Elderly is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in the body’s joints.
There are various types of Arthritis with a large range of symptoms.
The most common are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid.

Causes:

  • Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of bones in your joints gradually deteriorates.
  • In osteoarthritis, the slick surface of the cartilage becomes rough.
  • If the cartilage wears down completely bone will be rubbing on bone.

Factors that may increase Elderly’s risk of osteoarthritis include:

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Common symptoms:

  • Joint pain, tenderness, and stiffness
  • Inflammation in and around the joints
  • Restricted movement of the joints, which may affect walking, movement, and grip
  • Warmth and redness of the skin over the affected area
  • Weakness and loss of muscle strength

Treatment:

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that worsens over time.
Joint pain and stiffness may become so severe that daily tasks will become more and more difficult to manage.
The Elderly and even younger individuals may no longer be able to work.
When joint pain is this severe, doctors may suggest joint replacement surgery.

 

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