Arthritis is a common term we hear, but it’s actually not just one disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions.
October 12th, 2017 is World Arthritis Day. A day to raise awareness and talk about the importance of early diagnosis.
The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, where the cartilage can wear down particularly if someone puts a lot of miles on the joints or had injuries over time.
But there are treatments available to help ease the pain.
“The best treatments for osteoarthritis are weight-loss, anti-inflammatory, which would include things like Ibuprofen or Aleve or Tylenol. Physical therapy which can work on strengthening the muscles around the joint and decrease the swelling."
GBMC will be holding a free ‘Arthritis of the Knee and Hip’ discussion on October 24th at GBMC.
Its part of GBMC’s “Time for Me!” lecture series.
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