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What do you need to know about osteoarthritis?

2022-Apr-08 MedCare

Osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones, especially in joints, wears down over time, making it one of the most common forms of arthritis among the people across the world, especially the elderly. While osteoarthritis can damage any joint, it mostly affects knees, hips, and spine.

While the damaged joints can’t be reversed, Osteoarthritis can be managed by staying active, maintaining healthy weight, and ensuring continuous treatments. While this cannot prevent the symptoms, it slows the progression of the disease and helps in managing pain and joint function.

Osteoarthritis symptoms develop slowly and worsen overtime as the body ages. Sharing some of the most common symptoms

Affected joints might hurt and cause pain during or after movement.

Joint stiffness might be most noticeable upon awakening or after being inactive.

One might experience tenderness around the joint when seniors apply light pressure to the joint or near it.

One might not be able to move their joint through its full range of motion.

One might also feel a grating sensation when they use the joint and might hear popping or crackling.

Swelling might be caused by soft tissue inflammation around the joint.

Creation of bone spurs, or extra lumps of bone, which are typically painless.

Osteoarthritis is centred around symptom management, as the treatment depends upon the severity of the symptom and the location. Early Osteoarthritis is often diagnosed after an accident or any other incident that causes a fracture and needs x-ray.

If the disease is making it harder to keep up with the daily activities, there are multiple med care equipment that can make one’s life easier. For example, for ease in walking one can opt for specially designed orthopaedic insoles, orthotics or opt for canes, crutches and even walkers. For pain, one can also opt for Thermal compresses.

The use of medical equipment in daily life can offer extra support, especially for seniors, as it assists in pain management and relieves the stress on the joints. However, before opting for any equipment, one should consult with a physician.

Antara understands the importance of aging with grace and care. A trusted partner and with a legacy of Max, Antara MedCare Products offers a wide range of medical equipment with over 500+ options to choose from, depending upon the need of a senior. From a basic mobility product like a walking stick to specialised bathroom accessories, one can choose to rent or buy from this comprehensive range of products. One can also opt for MedCare Van which delivers the products at the doorstep and offers a trial option as well.

To know more on MedCare Products, call us at +91 9811441111 or visit https://www.antaraseniorcare.com/med-care