Arthritis could be defined as the inflammation of joints that causes severe pain and stiffness and is also supposed to worsen as age increases for a person. Besides the inflammation, there are also many effects that are caused, such as pain, muscles being fatigue, and difficulty in movement. This problem does not remain stable at a single part of the body; rather, it spreads in various areas and progresses with age.
There are many different types of Arthritis that could affect a person in giving pain in the neck, shoulder, spine, wrist, knee, and many more areas, but the worst situation is seen in osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis occurs. Here we are going to study these three types of Arthritis and possible medications and treatment that could help in curing the problem
It is the common type of Arthritis seen among people. It is caused by obesity, overuse of body strength, increasing age, or previous person’s previous trauma. It occurs because of the damage produced to the cartilage, which is present between the joints; in simple words, it could be because of the breakdown of cartilage or heavy rubbing around the knee joint. In osteoarthritis, hands, spine, feet, and joints are commonly affected, and more commonly, the hip and knee joint.
Osteoarthritis could be indicated or seen by the below-written points:
- Improper movement of joints
- Muscles being stiffened in the morning
- Regular pain in the joints
- Also, if you do some activities and after that, you feel heavy pain indicates the symptom of osteoarthritis.
A Chronic disorder usually occurring due to inflammation of joints is caused in millions of people today. It is supposed to be an autoimmune disease that has severe damage to two joints because it directly affects the immune system of the person. The point which differentiates this disorder from osteoarthritis is that it is an autoimmune disorder, and by this, it means the body of a person attacks its own joints and tissues.
The effects caused by this disorder are more serious, and it makes the person feel very helpless because of the pain that occurs in the joints. Symptoms seen when a person is affected by rheumatoid arthritis are:
- Swelling in the joints
- Muscles being stiff and fatigue
- Pain in the joints and difficulty while moving them
This type of Arthritis occurs in such persons who have red color patches on the top of skin along with the silvery lines. In the beginning, this doesn’t seem much severe, but later could be worse if it persists for a long time. Swollen toes and fingers, pain in the lower back, and foot pain are some of the common symptoms of the disease.
Possible Diagnosis Of Arthritis
When you go for the physical checkup to a doctor, he is going to check your stiffness in the muscles and swelling that has occurred in the joints. But it is not supposed to be the proper diagnosing method. Some of the proper ways by which Arthritis could be diagnosed are described-below:
- CT scan (Computerized tomography scan)
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Treatments That Could Be Taken
As we are now aware that Arthritis is a severe problem that could affect a person in many ways. So, it becomes the first priority to treat this issue as soon as possible. You can choose any below-written treating methods and get rid of them and fix your knee problems.
- NSAIDs (Non–Steroidal Anti–Inflammatory Drugs)
- Biological Response Modifiers
- DMARDs (Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs)