Usual symptoms of arthritis includes painful joints and movement, swelling around joints, reduced range of motion like movement of hands, wrists, fingers, legs, knee etc and stiffness.
Can arthritis be cured?
No there is no complete cure for arthritis, but timely diagnosis, treatment, medicines, physiotherapy, exercises as prescribed by specialist doctors can help to reduce the symptoms to great extent and help one live and carry on normal activity and movement. Weight management, healthy body weight, diet are also part of the treatment.
What are the diagnosis options of arthritis?
X-rays (Image scan), blood tests, checking weight, other health factors like diabetes, Blood Pressure, bone density, calcium, Vitamin D and other vitamin and related tests may be conducted.
It is best to contact specialist doctors to start treatment early and accurately. Rheumatologists and Orthopedics should be visited as 1 or few of the symptoms are persistent. Surgery is required or advised in some cases and it is mostly done by orthopedic surgeons.
Arthritis may spread to other parts of the body then dentists, ophthalmologists, dermatologists are also required.
Do surgery is required in case of arthritis?
In some cases surgery is advised and mostly orthopedic surgeons conduct surgeries for joints and joint replacement like knee, hip, elbow replacement. If arthritis spreads to other parts of the body then dentists and others may also be required.