Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time. Osteoarthritis often gradually worsens, and no cure exists. But staying active, maintaining a healthy weight and other treatments may slow progression of the disease and help improve pain and joint function.This Science Journal publishes research articles, reviews, case studies, commentaries, short communications, and letters to the editor on various aspects of osteoarthritis making them freely available worldwide. To attain high impact factor, quality articles are expected from all over the world for this open access and peer reviewed front running journal. It will provide an integrative journal for creating an open case discussion platform to be used during daily diagnostic work.
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Osteoarthritis is a type of joint disease that results from breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone. Symptoms of osteoarthritis are pain, tenderness, stiffness, loss of flexibility, grating sensation, bone spurs. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of bones in your joints gradually deteriorates.
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Avoiding processed and sugary foods and drinks, Eat More Fruits and Vegetables, Foods that is rich in antioxidants helps in decreasing pain and inflammation, Eating food rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acid. Use of Olive Oil helps in preventing inflammation, Eating fruits rich in vitamin C helps in build collagen and connective tissue. Examples are citrus fruits, strawberries, red peppers and cabbage.
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The cartilage breaks down and wears away, the bones rub together. This causes the pain, swelling, and stiffness of Osteoarthritis. Being overweight, Getting older joint injury, jobs that involve kneeling or squatting for more than an hour a day that involve lifting, climbing stairs, or walking increase the risk of Osteoarthritis. A genetic defect in joint cartilage playing sports that involve direct impact on the joint (football), twisting (basketball or soccer).
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Osteoarthritis treatment plans can involve: Exercise,Weight control, Rest and joint care, Nondrug pain relief techniques to control pain, Complementary
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Physical therapy: exercise program that will strengthen the muscles around your joint, increase your range of motion and reduce pain.Braces or shoe inserts: devices that can help reduce pain when you stand or walk. These devices can immobilize or support your joint to help take pressure off it.
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Chiropractic therapy helps in treating the muscle spasms that often accompany the condition. Especially for acute lower back pain, chiropractic therapy breaks up the muscle spasm.
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Three kinds of exercise are important for osteoarthritis: wall slides, calf and hamstring stretches, aerobics, half squats, abdominal crunches, arm circles and step lungs.
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Your movement may become limited over time. Doing everyday activities, such as personal hygiene, household chores, or cooking may become a challenge. Treatment usually improves function. . Joint replacement surgery for some results in the best long-term outcome.
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Medicines- Acetaminophen and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen. Cortisone shot: In chronic condition, injections of corticosteroids may relieve pain. Lubrication injections: Injections of hyaluronic acid may relieve pain.
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An osteotomy is a surgical operation whereby a bone is cut to shorten, lengthen, or change its alignment. It is sometimes performed to correct a hallux valgus, or to straighten a bone that has healed crookedly following a fracture. It is also used to correct a coxa vara, genu valgum, and genu varum. The surgical procedure called an osteotomy for realignment of the hip and knee joint.
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Repetitive trauma to the spine from repetitive strains caused by accidents, surgery, sports injuries, poor posture, or work-related activities are common causes of spinal arthritis. Athletes and people with jobs that require repetitive, and particularly heavy, motion have been found to be at greater risk. It can be managed by surgery called arthrodesis.
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Common treatment methods don't change the progression of osteoarthritis. However, two nutritional supplements -- glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates -- are being studied to determine if they can relieve pain or perhaps slow the breakdown of cartilage, which is a significant part of osteoarthritis.
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Arthrodesis, also known as artificial ankylosis or syndesis, is the artificial induction of joint ossification between two bones via surgery. This is done to relieve intractable pain in a joint which cannot be managed by pain medication, splints, or other normally-indicated treatments. In arthrodesis, joint is fused in a permanent position. This surgery gives immobility but helps in decreasing pain.
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Joint fluid analysis is a test to look at joint fluid under a microscope for problems such as infection, gout pseudo gout, inflammation, or bleeding. The test can help find the cause of joint pain or swelling. to find out that pain is caused osteoarthritis and not by gout or an infection.
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Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Tai chi also called tai chi chuan.
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Journal of Osteoarthritis is supporting 5th International Conference of Orthopedic Surgeons and Rheumatology which is going to be held during June 16-17, 2016 at Alicante, Spain. The theme of the conference is “Current Trends and Innovations in Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Orthopedic & Rheumatic disorders.”.