Frequently Asked Questions
Osteoarthritis or OA, is the most common type of arthritis. There are also many who refer to it as “wear and tear” arthritis or degenerative joint disorder. The palms, hips, and knees are the most common regions where this disease can be found.
The following is a list of the common symptoms of osteoarthritis:
- Experiencing pain when using the joint, which may become better after taking some time off.
- For some people, the pain may be more severe during the nighttime hours when they are in the final phases of the disease. It’s possible for the pain to be localized or broad.
- Stiffness in the joints, which typically lasts for less than half an hour and occurs first thing when you wake up or after a span of resting.
- Alterations to the joints that might restrict joint movement.
- Swelling within and around the joint, particularly after engaging in a significant amount of exercise or making extensive use of that area.
Causes of Osteoarthritis can be one of the following:
- Changes in the structure of cartilages and bones
- Occupational hazards
- Any chronic disease
Factors which may increase the chances of getting OA are:
- Injury of the joint
- Family history