Affects of Osteoarthritis on the Body

Affects of Osteoarthritis on the Body

Affects of Osteoarthritis on the Body
The most common complications of osteoarthritis (OA) are joint pain and stiffness, which can interfere with daily activities. Osteoarthritis can affect almost any joint, but is most typical in the joints that bear weight over the years, such as the knees, hips and lower back. In most cases, OA develops slowly over time, but it can worsen rapidly in severe cases. Because it may make it hard to move around and exercise, OA can also lead to weight gain.

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    Osteoarthritis can cause disability. Osteoarthritis is a condition in which wear and tear on the joints over time causes degenerative changes. These changes result in a reduction in cartilage, which can cause pain. In some people, this pain can be disabling. In order to prevent this from happening, people with osteoarthritis should, talk to a doctor about treatments that can help control this pain and keep them moving.
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    A , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered

    Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints. This very common condition causes pain, stiffness, tenderness and other symptoms in the knees, hips, shoulders and other joints. You can even get osteoarthritis in your fingers.

    What many people don't appreciate, however, is the impact osteoarthritis can have on another important body part: your brain. Depression and anxiety are very common in people who live day to day with the pain and lost mobility that comes with osteoarthritis. If you haven't seen a doctor about joint pain and related symptoms, make an appointment today. 

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    Depending on the type of exercise you do, osteoarthritis in your knees may affect your cardio workout. Running and high-impact aerobics will put too much stress on the joints and can worsen osteoarthritis. Walking, bicycling and swimming are examples of low-impact activities that also provide an excellent cardio workout, and actually may alleviate some of the symptoms of osteoarthritis in the knees. 
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    A , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered

    Osteoarthritis is a complex disease that can cause many changes in the joints, none of them good. But the critical transformation that occurs in your knee, hip, or any other joint afflicted by osteoarthritis is the loss of cartilage. Cartilage is a tough material that covers the ends of bones, where they form joints. When you flex or move muscles, cartilage allows the bones in a joint to glide against one another without friction.

    Osteoarthritis causes cartilage to wear away, leaving bone to scrape painfully against bone. Over time, the shape of the bones can change, causing the joint to stop working properly. As a result, simple activities you took for granted become more difficult, like walking or carrying bags of groceries into the house. 

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    Fibromyalgia symptoms can mimic osteoarthritis symptoms. Like osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia causes pain. But fibromyalgia is usually not just isolated to a single joint and is often accompanied by other symptoms like fatigue. Osteoarthritis is a condition in which wear and tear on the joints over time causes degenerative changes. These changes often cause pain in the affected joint.
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    Osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage, or the protective slippery cushion of tissue that lines your joints, becomes damaged and unable to do its job. Over time, the joint cartilage breaks down to the point of bone-on-bone contact. This can be very painful and can cause inflammation. Over time, it can lead to disability.
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    Osteoarthritis (OA) affects the knees when the cartilage that supports and cushions the knee joint wears away.
    The knee contains a small amount of fluid that lubricates the cartilage. It also helps cushion the joint. With osteoarthritis, this fluid does not work as well, so it can be hard to move your joints.

    OA may cause the knee joint to become deformed, causing pain and stiffness. Medication and physical therapy may help ease the pain. In severe cases, joint replacement surgery may be necessary.
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    In ankles, osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage, or the protective slippery cushion of tissue that lines your joints, becomes damaged and unable to do its job. Over time, the joint cartilage breaks down to the point of bone-on-bone contact when you are walking. This can be very painful and can cause inflammation. Over time, it can lead to disability.
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    In the neck, osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage, or the protective slippery cushion of tissue that lines your joints, becomes damaged and unable to do its job. Over time, the joint cartilage breaks down to the point of bone-on-bone contact every time you move your head. This can be very painful and can cause inflammation. Over time, it can lead to disability.
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    In the spine, osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage, or the protective slippery cushion of tissue that lines your joints, becomes damaged and unable to do its job. Over time, the joint cartilage breaks down to the point of bone-on-bone contact along your backbone. This can be very painful and can cause inflammation. Over time, it can lead to disability.