What is Osteoarthritis?
Wear and tear
Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition in which the cartilage that cushions the joint, begins to break down. The wear and tear of the spongy tissue can eventually cause pain, stiffness and swelling.
Articular Cartilage degenerates
The principal function of the articular cartilage and other forms of connective tissues provide a cushioned surface for load bearing activities. These cover the bone surfaces in the joint. When the cartilage degenerates it causes the surface in the joint to rub against each other, leading to the complications of osteoarthritis.
The common risk factors for osteoarthritis include increased aging, obesity, previous injury or overuse of the joint and genetics.
Your joints may ache and the pain may be sharp or feel like a burning sensation. For some people, the pain may be intermittent. Constant pain or pain while you sleep may be a sign that your arthritis is getting worse.
Getting out of bed in the morning becomes more difficult with osteoarthritis. Your joints may feel stiff until you get moving. Stiffness may also occur after sitting.
REDUCED RANGE OF MOTION
As the Osteoarthritis progresses, bending, flexing and extending becomes much more difficult. It can progress to the point of total dysfunctions.
The pain and stiffness of arthritis can disrupt sleep. And sleep problems may make it harder to cope with the pain.
YOUR JOINTS MAY MAKE CRUNCHING SOUNDS
This noise may also occur in a normal joint, but when combined with other symptoms of Osteoarthritis, this noise becomes more significant.
“The better the concentration the better your chances are of recovery“
For favorable outcomes, an effective form of treatment is required. It is important that pain management physicians use an Ortho-biologic treatment that provides the most potent volume of regenerative cell concentrates. To get the best results, the PRP system must significantly concentrate the platelet growth factors and progenitor cell types in the treatment sample. This concentration should be up to 5 to 9 times the baseline value.
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