Osteoarthritis is the most common form of Arthritis and can affect any joint of the body, like the hands, wrists, feet, back, hip, and knee. More than 30 percent of women have some degree of osteoarthritis by age 65. Risk factors for osteoarthritis include prior joint trauma, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle.
Osteoarthritis caused by daily wear and tear of the joint and is therefore common for older people after a long career of physical work. Osteoarthritis begins in the cartilage and eventually causes the two opposing bones to erode into each other leading to pain.
If everyone who is overweight/obese would lose 11 lbs, it would lower the amount of Osteoarthritis cases with 25%.
Surgery is the ultimate solution for Osteoarthritis but a lot can be done to both before and after the onset of the disease. Obesity is one of the most common causes of Osteoarthritis and if everyone who is overweight/obese would lose 11 lbs, it would lower the amount of Osteoarthritis cases with 25%. Losing weight will also help limit the pain, especially for those with Osteoarthritis in their feet, back, hip, and knees.
To manage the pain and reduce inflammation, a common treatment is NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Painkillers can also be used to help manage pain while not causing the same level of gastrointestinal irritation as NSAIDs.
Pain relief cream such as Activene helps with local pain relief and can be used in combination with painkillers and/or NSAIDs.