Osteoarthritis

  • What is Osteoarthritis?

When flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down, it causes this type of arthritis. It occurs when the protective cushions the ends of your bones wear down over time.

  • What are the symptoms of Osteoarthritis?

Signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis include:

  • Pain during movement
  • Stiffness
  • Tenderness
  • Loss of flexibility
  • Grating sensation
  • Bone spurs
  • Swelling
  • How is Osteoarthritis diagnosed?

Osteoarthritis can be diagnosed by:

  • X-rays
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Blood tests
  • Joint fluid analysis
  • What is the treatment for Osteoarthritis?

Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best hospitals for the treatment of rheumatoid diseases in Chennai and also offers effective osteoarthritis treatment to:

  • Medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Cortisone injections
  • Lubrication injections
  • Realigning bones
  • Joint replacement

Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

It is the most common type of autoimmune arthritis. This type of arthritis is caused when the immune system is not working properly. Pain and swelling in the wrist and small joints of the hand and feet is caused by rheumatoid arthritis.

  • What are the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis are:

  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Joint tenderness
  • Joint swelling
  • Joint redness
  • Joint warmth
  • Joint stiffness
  • Loss of joint range of motion
  • How is Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosed?

Due to the early signs and symptoms mimic those of many other diseases, it is difficult to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis in the early stages. To confirm the diagnosis, there is no one blood test or physical finding. Rheumatoid disease can be diagnosed by physical exams, Blood tests, Imaging tests, and sometimes family history.

  • What is the treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

It is very difficult to find a cure for rheumatoid arthritis, physiotherapy and medication can help slow the disease’s progression. With a class of medications called anti-rheumatic drugs, most cases can be managed.

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