What is it?
- a degenerative condition of aging adults
that affects the joints of
the body, particularly the knees, hips, neck, low back, knuckles, that
become swollen, stiff, and painful, disrupting movement and functionality
How's it happen?
- risk factors include: age (over 40), sex
(women > men), obesity, heredity, and previous joint injury
- the cartilage on the end of the bone
wears down and becomes rough
- the existing bone starts to grow in
"extra" places, forming bony spurs
- the synovial lining of the joint becomes
inflamed, swollen, and painful
- the capsule and ligaments shorten,
contributing to stiffness
What do you do about it?
- KEEP MOVING! keeping active and
mobile reduces the stiffness and pain
- strengthen muscles surrounding arthritic
joints to help support them
- maintain a healthy weight with diet and
activity to keep added stress off the weight-bearing joints (knees, hips,
- avoid putting undo pressure on arthritis
- use medications as necessary to reduce
pain and inflammation combined with above suggestions
- serious cases may require steroid
injections or joint replacement surgery
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