Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease characterized by the gradual breakdown of cartilage, the protective tissue that covers the ends of bones in joints. This condition primarily affects weight-bearing joints such as knee, hips, and spine, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced joint flexibility.

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Symptoms of Osteoarthritis:

The symptoms of osteoarthritis include joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and a decreased range of motion. Individuals with osteoarthritis may also experience a grating sensation during joint movement. These symptoms often worsen over time, impacting daily activities and quality of life.

Osteoarthritis Therapy:

Various therapies aim to manage the symptoms and improve the quality of life for individuals with knee osteoarthritis. Non-pharmacological approaches include exercise, physical therapy, and weight management. Pharmacological interventions, such as pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications, may also be prescribed. In severe cases, surgical options like joint replacement surgery may be considered to restore joint function.

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