Osteoarthritis


What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the feet and ankle joints. This form of arthritis is where your cartilage on the joints is worn away over years of wear or tear. It is a continuous health problem that could cause bone spurs in future.

Causes

The most common causes of osteoarthritis include but are not limited to:

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Aging
  • Previous joint injury
  • Stress on the joints
  • Generative in the family

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of osteoarthritis mostly include but are not limited to:

  • Pain in joints
  • Tender joints
  • Stiffness in joints
  • Bone spurs
  • Low flexibilty of joints
  • Swelling
  • Deformity of the joint
  • Limited movement

Treatments

Treatments for osteoarthritis include but are not limited to:

  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Opioids
  • Capsaicin cream
  • Surgery
  • Changes in lifestyle
  • Physical Therapy
  • Corticosteroid injections