Thursday, November 3, 2011

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, Is actually a type of artristis (rheumatoid arthritis) is often found, either in Indonesia or abroad. Patients suffering from this disease usually complain of joint pain, when the knee is sore knee.

Osteoarthritis, Pain is increased when conducting activities that involve the knee, or using the knee to support body weight. However, the pain will decrease in a resting state. In addition, patients may feel stiff and sore joints, joint injuries long rested. When pressed, the affected knee pain. The affected joint will be free movement.

Cause osteoartristis until now unknown, although genetic factors play a role and estimated biomechanical stress. Treatment of osteoarthritis is aimed to reduce pain, maintain mobility, and prevent dysfunction. Before using drugs for osteoartristis, note the efforts that are nonformakologis therapy.
1. Counseling about the disease osteoarthritis.
a. Social support, for example via the telephone hotline.
b. Weight loss.
2. Physical Therapy
a. Widespread practice of motion.
b. Exercise muscle amplifier.
c. Assistive devices for ambulation such as sticks.
d. Use of appropriate footwear.
e. Occupational therapy
f. Joint protection.

So, actually quite a lot of effort that can be done to reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis before using the drug. Medical rehabilitation services can help you through this Nonpharmacologic effort. So, actually quite a lot of effort that can be done to reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis before using the drug. Medical rehabilitation services can help you through this Nonpharmacologic effort.
Weight loss will reduce the burden of knee sustain the body, thereby reducing symptoms. Therefore, your efforts to reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis, but also beneficial in improving overall health.

Use of medication usually takes a long time. Therefore, people are encouraged to understand the drug should be used properly. Knowing the benefits and workings of the drug, also side effects that may arise.

Keep also in mind, especially for patients who are elderly, some medications used for osteoarthritis can cause gastrointestinal (GI) light or heavy. One of the complications that need to be considered is the presence of gastrointestinal bleeding due to the use of this drug osteoarthritis.

The risk of gastrointestinal bleeding caused by osteoarthritis drug use increased in people aged over 65 years of existence of comorbidities, history of peptic ulcer, history of gastrointestinal bleeding, and the use of anticoagulants (drugs to prevent blood clotting).

Drugs used to osteoartitis divided into analgesics (pain relievers) is simple, nonstroid anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), opioid therapy, and medications that are used by way of joint injections. Simple analgesic drug that is usually used is acetaminophen. In using NSAID drugs should be considered also the possibility of peptic ulcer and renal dysfunction.

The drug is administered by injecting the joints are usually groups or hiluronan glucocorticoids. These drugs can relieve pain and can be considered its use in patients who no symptoms disappeared with oral medication. In addition, these drugs can also be used by people who can not use oral medications because the risk of gastrointestinal disorders.

While this is being researched benefits of acupuncture in osteoarthritis. These drugs can not only eliminate the symptoms of osteoarthritis, but may also prevent structural damage to the joints.

Surgical therapy may be considered in patients with severe osteoarthritis who do not successfully treated with medical attention. Sports pool is a good sport and can be continued throughout arthritis have been overcome. For that, consult with your doctor.

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