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What is OSTEOARTHRITIS?

1. WHAT IS OSTEOARTHRITIS?
 Osteoarthritis is a joint disease which results from the wear and tear of the articular cartilage of a joint and the underlying bones.

2. WHAT CAUSES OSTEOARTHRITIS?
Osteoarthritis is as a result of one or a combination of the following:
 Ageing process
 Obesity
 Previous joint injuries
 Abnormal joint or limb development

3. IS IT TRUE THAT YOUNG PEOPLE CANNOT HAVE OSTEOARTHRITIS?
 No, Young people with joint injuries and obesity could have osteoarthritis of the affected joint.

4. HOW DO I KNOW I HAVE OSTEOARTHRITIS?
 There would be pain in the joint, swelling of the joint, early morning stiffness, loss of function in the particular joint and the said joint might be warm to touch.

5. IS OSTEOARTHRITIS RESTRICTED TO ONLY OLD PEOPLE?
 No, Osteoarthritis is not restricted to only old people. Young people with previous joint injuries, abnormal joint or limb development and obesity may also suffer from osteoarthritis.

6. IS OSTEOARTHRITIS A NORMAL CHALLENGE FOR OLD PEOPLE?
 Yes, because as we grow old, degenerative changes are expected to take place especially in the weight bearing joints.

7. DOES OSTEOARTHRITIS AFFECT ONLY THE KNEE? WHAT OTHER JOINT CAN BE AFFECTED BY OSTEOARTHRITIS?
 Osteoarthritis is not only restricted to the knee, it affects mostly weight bearing joints e.g. Knee, hip, ankle, however it could also affect the shoulder, spine and other joints in the body.

8. IS THERE A PERMANENT CURE FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS?
 There is no permanent cure for osteoarthritis as the wear and tear of the cartilage cannot be reversed. However, surgeons might recommend joint replacement in severe cases.

9. WHAT CAN I USE TO RELIEVE THE PAIN THAT COMES WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS?
 You can use pain medications (as prescribed by a doctor), cold or hot compressions and therapeutic exercises to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis.

10. WHY IS TAKING PAIN MEDICATIONS NOT ENOUGH FOR MY OSTEOARTHRITIS?
 Pain medications are not enough in taking care of osteoarthritis because they do not correct the changes that occur in the joint and does not reverse the laxity of the ligaments in the affected joints.

11. HOW DOES PHYSIOTHERAPY HELP IN THE MANAGEMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS?
 Physiotherapy helps in the management of Osteoarthritis with the restoration of the joint integrity, improvement in the function of the joint and reduction of the presenting symptoms.

12. IS PHYSIOTHERAPY EVEN IMPORTANT AT ALL IN THE MANAGEMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS?
 Physiotherapy is very important in the management of Osteoarthritis in achieving pain reduction, relieving of swelling, and restoration of joint integrity and improvement of joint function.

13. WHAT DO I EXPECT FROM PHYSIOTHERAPY IN MANAGING MY OSTEOARTHRITIS?
 Expectation from physiotherapy includes: alleviation of pain with hot or cold therapies, strengthening exercises to improve muscle strength, mobility exercises to improve joint range of motion, bracing to improve joint stability, and the overall improvement in joint function.

14. DO I STILL NEED TO USE MY DRUGS WHILE UNDERGOING PHYSIOTHERAPY?
 Yes. Where there is moderate to severe pain, drugs might still be needed to compliment the effects of physiotherapy.

15. WILL OSTEOARTHRITIS AFFECT MY ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING?
 Yes. Pain and decreased joint motion could limit activities of daily living such as walking, bathing, sitting in the toilet, entering into the car, climbing the stairs and so on.

16. WHEN DO I NEED SURGERY FOR KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS?
 Surgery is needed when conservative management has failed and there is severe joint pain, severe loss of movement, sever joint laxity, and there are major limitations in carrying out activities of daily living


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