What is Osteoarthritis?
Due to aging and and wear and tear the disorder of joints occur. This condition is called Osteoarthritis. In this disease the ends of bones called cartilages are affected and their top layers are broken down. As a result the connecting bones under cartilage rub and touch together that causes swelling, pain and inability to move joints. With the passage of time the condition becomes severe and patient may totally lose the ability to move their joints.
Please note that this diseases only occurs at joints (A point where two bones are joined together with the help of cartilage).
Symptoms of Osteoarthritis
According to different studies it has been revealed that the symptoms of Osteoarthritis normally occur steadily. But with the passage of time they become worse. Some of the key symptoms of osteoarthritis are discussed here briefly:
Joint Pain: You might feel pain and cramps in your joint.
Tenderness in your Joints: Your joints would become weak and delicate on applying a little pressure on them.
Stiffness: You may feel stiffness in your joints, especially when you get up early in the morning.
Loss of flexibility: If you observe that there is a flaw in the flexibility and the regular movement of your joint then it is a sign of osteoarthritis.
Grating sensation: If you notice grating sensation while the movement of your joint then it is the time to consult a doctor.
Bone spurs: Bone spurs may be developed at the ends of your bones that may lead to cause you osteoarthritis.
Causes of Osteoarthritis
You can be affected by Osteoarthritis if the condition of the cartilage, which provides firm support to the bones present in the joints becomes worse with the passage of time. Cartilage is a firm, slippery tissue that permits nearly frictionless joint motion. In osteoarthritis, the slick surface of the cartilage becomes rough. Eventually, if the cartilage wears down completely, you may be left with bone rubbing on bone.
If you ask a doctor to discuss the main causes of osteoarthritis then you would be told that its causes are not known. But at the same time there are some key factors, which may lead to osteoarthritis.
- Age factor
- Joint issues
- An inherited disorder in your joint cartilage
- Stress and strains at your joints due to certain factors like your routine at work place or taking parts in sports activities.
Allopathic Treatment of Osteoarthritis
There are many types of medicines given to reduce the symptom of Osteoarthritis including:
Corticosteroids: Corticosteroids, such as prednisone can be used for the treatment of osteoarthritis. Using such types of medications would probably help to ease the pain associated with this problem. They would also play an important role in lessening the swelling. However, you should be aware of the fact that corticosteroids may have negative effects (like joint related issues degradation) when they are injected blindly. So it is advisable that you must apply them just for the treatment of intermittent bouts of joint cramps and sores in OA, especially among youngsters.
Hyaluronic Acid Injection: Hyaluronic acid injection is another allopathy option that can be used for the treatment of osteoarthritis. The best thing about this injection is that it does not have any side effect. Therefore, patients of this type of joint disorder can use this injection to relieve the pain.
Bromelain: It can also be used as an alternative option for the treatment of osteoarthritis. It’s a food supplement and can show positive results if used by the patients of osteoarthritis.
Please note that all these allopathic medicines are only effective to lower pain and swelling but do not cure the problem. They cannot heal the problem. Also there are lots of side effects associated with the use of medicines.
Homeopathic Treatment of Osteoarthritis
If you are annoyed due to the persistent problem of osteoarthritis and allopathy treatment did not work then we would recommend you to immediately consult a homeopathic doctor for your treatment. The homeopathic medicines work in 2 ways. Firstly they reduce the pain and inflammation that gives quick relief to patient. The ability of joints keeps on improving with the passage of time. The medicines also work to repair the cartilage so that problem can be solved permanently. Here is the list of some common medicines used to cure Osteoarthritis:
- Aconitum napellus
- Apis mellifica
- Calcarea carbonica
- Calcarea phosphorica
- Calcarea fluorica
- Cimicifuga (also known as Actaea racemosa)
- Kali carbonicum