Osteoarthritis (OA) is the single most common form of arthritis throughout the world. Sometimes OA is referred to as degenerative joint disease or “wear and tear” arthritis. Most commonly it occurs in the hands, hips, or knees of patients.
Feeling under the weather? This old saying may very well be relevant to people with musculoskeletal diseases such as osteoarthritis. As we transition from the cooler to the warmer seasons, many might question the influence of seasonal changes on arthritis. This article explores this often overlooked symptom enhancer, covering what you need to know about arthritis and the weather.
Among individuals with osteoarthritis (OA), sleep disturbance may be more prevalent than in the general population. Pain and mental health disorders often coexist leading to a deteriorating quality-of-life. Despite frequent complaints of sleep disturbance among adults with OA, not much is known about sleep patterns in this population or how they change over time.
Physical pain and immobility typically come to mind when we think of the symptoms associated with osteoarthritis. However, osteoarthritis symptoms go far beyond physical strain, affecting all aspects of your life, specifically your mental health. The connection between OA and mental health conditions is considerable, with one in five American adults with arthritis showing symptoms of anxiety or depression.
Biological therapy is used to treat many diseases and conditions associated with tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bones. It is the process of obtaining specific stem cells from patients, donors, or animals like fish, and reinjecting them into the patient’s disease-affected areas. The harvested stem cells are first spun in a centrifuge, which is a machine that separates plasma cell components so that only the vital plasma is used for the injection.
Have you felt as though the pandemic has negatively impacted your arthritis self-management? If you’re wondering how to stay on top of your condition and mitigate progression and pain, then a digital coach for osteoarthritis may be the answer. With osteoarthritis affecting over 32.5 million US adults, the digital developments in the orthopedic industry come as a relief to those who are suffering from the disease.
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the skin and joints. Skin can become itchy and scaly, and the inflamed joint areas can become stiff, swollen, and painful. It is estimated that as many as 30% of people who have psoriasis will also develop Psoriatic arthritis.
The association of osteoarthritis and incidence of fracture is significant. One major study observing the effects of osteoarthritis (OA) on the risk of fractures conducted in the UK discovered that the amount participants who had OA and experienced at least one fracture was almost double the amount of those who did not have osteoarthritis.