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Arthritis And Other Kinds Of Joint Pains - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Arthritis And Other Kinds Of Joint Pains in Urdu

گٹھیا ایک جوڑوں کی سوزش ہے جو جوڑوں کے دردناک درد کا سبب بن سکتی ہے۔ گٹھیا اور متعلقہ حالات کی 100 سے زیادہ مختلف اقسام ہیں۔ گٹھیا کی سب سے عام قسم osteoarthritis (OA) ہے، جسے degenerative arthritis بھی کہا جاتا ہے۔

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Summary about Arthritis And Other Kinds Of Joint Pains in English

Arthritis is a joint inflammation that can cause excruciating joint pain. There are over 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative arthritis. The common types are:

Osteoarthritis

With osteoarthritis, the cartilage in your joints wears down, causing your bones to rub together and your joints to become inflamed, resulting in pain, bone injury, and even the formation of bone spurs. It may affect only one or two joints on one side of the body. Age, obesity, injuries, a family history, and joint overuse can all increase your chances of developing it. A doctor will take your medical history and perform a physical exam to determine if you have osteoarthritis. They may request X-rays and other imaging studies. They may also take a fluid sample from inside an affected joint to check for infection.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes your body to attack healthy joint tissue. Joint deformities can develop over time. Sjögren's syndrome is a common complication of RA. This condition causes severe dryness in the eyes and mouth.

Gout

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by the buildup of urate crystals within your joints. Gout can be caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood. Gout can be excruciatingly painful. The most likely affected joint is the one at the base of your big toe, but it can also potentially affect other joints.

Arthritis Facts and Figures

Research on Rheumatoid arthritis published in the National Library of Medicine shows that 460 per 100,000 people of various countries have arthritis. It is one of the most common joint problems that adults face; some further facts and statistics about arthritis have been listed below:

People with Arthritis Worldwide More than 350 million people 
Common inAdults and older adults
At-Risk GenderFemales
Average Age for DiagnosisAfter 45 years
Problems related to Arthritis Joint pain, stiffness, swelling, deformities, fractures
Specialists Who Treat Arthritis Orthopedic Specialists / Acupuncturists


Symptoms of Arthritis And Other Kinds Of Joint Pains

The symptoms of osteoarthritis are:

  • soreness in joints
  • joint stiffness in the morning
  • a lack of coordination in the body
  • increased disability

The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are:

  • joint pain and morning stiffness
  • joint deformities
  • additional symptoms may appear in other parts of the body, such as the heart, lungs, eyes, or skin

Common symptoms of gout are redness, pain, and swelling in:

  • toes
  • feet
  • ankles
  • knees
  • hands
  • wrists

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Causes of Arthritis And Other Kinds Of Joint Pains

The causes of arthritis are:

  • reduction in cartilage in joints
  • normal wear and tear in joints
  • infection or injury to joints
  • family history of arthritis
  • an autoimmune disease
  • genetic predisposition

Preventive Measures of Arthritis And Other Kinds Of Joint Pains

Some of the preventive measures are:

  • Weight loss lowers the risk of developing OA and can help to alleviate symptoms if you already have it.
  • Choosing an antioxidant-rich diet, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs, can help reduce inflammation.
  • Fish and nuts are also anti-inflammatory foods.
  • Fried foods, processed foods, dairy products, and a high meat intake are all foods to limit or avoid if you have arthritis.

The main goal of treatment is to lower the amount of pain you're feeling and prevent further joint damage. To achieve the best results, your doctor may prescribe a combination of treatment methods. Following are some:

Medication

The doctor may recommend:

  • analgesics
  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • immunosuppressants
  • menthol creams

Surgery

Surgery to replace your joint with an artificial one may be an option. Your doctor may recommend a joint fusion in which the ends of your bones are locked together until they heal and become one. This procedure is most commonly used to replace hips and knees.

Physical Therapy

A key component of arthritis treatment is physical therapy, which consists of exercises that help strengthen the muscles around the affected joint.

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