What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a complex medical condition that primarily affects your joints, the crucial areas where bones come together and enable movement. It typically involves either inflammation or the deterioration of these joints, leading to discomfort and pain when they are used. Arthritis most commonly afflicts specific parts of the body, including the feet, hands, hips, knees, and lower back

What is an arthroscope?

The Anatomy of Joints

Joints are supported and cushioned by various soft tissues, which serve to prevent bone-on-bone friction. One of the key components is articular cartilage, a connective tissue that facilitates smooth joint movement. Additionally, some joints contain a synovial membrane, a fluid-filled sac that lubricates the joints. Tendons and ligaments provide further support to many joints. Tendons connect muscles to bones, while ligaments connect bones to other bones


Symptoms of Arthritis

Symptoms of arthritis can vary from person to person and depend on the specific type. They can range from mild to severe and may be intermittent or constant. Common symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Warmth

Preventing Arthritis

While some risk factors for arthritis are beyond your control, there are steps you can take to lower your chances of developing the condition

  • Avoiding Tobacco Products
  • Engaging in Low-Impact, Non-Weight-Bearing Exercise
  • Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight
  • Reducing the Risk of Joint Injuries
  • Outlook and Prognosis

For personalized treatment recommendations based on your specific condition, please consult our healthcare providers at Gadge Hospital, Nagpur.