Presentation on theme: "Called the "wear and tear" arthritis, osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Nearly all vertebrates suffer from osteoarthritis, including."— Presentation transcript:
Called the "wear and tear" arthritis, osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Nearly all vertebrates suffer from osteoarthritis, including porpoises and whales, and those long-extinct giants, the dinosaurs. It is a chronic disease in which the cartilage breaks down. Cartilage is a slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint, allowing the bones to glide over one another. It also absorbs energy from the shock of physical movement. When cartilage in a joint deteriorates osteoarthritis occurs.
Joint pain Joint stiffness Joint tenderness Limited range-of-motion Crepitus (crackling, grinding noise with movement) Joint effusion (swelling) Local inflammation Bony enlargements and osteophyte formation
MMedication Options PPain Relief NNatural Remedies OOsteoarthritis Diet and Exercise JJoint Surgery Options OOsteoarthritis Research
1 - Maintain Your Ideal Body Weight 2 - Exercise Regularly and Participate in Regular Physical Activity 3 - Protect Your Joints 4 - Avoid Repetitive Stress on the Joints 5 - Listen to Your Pain 6 - Avoid Injury to Joints