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DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE

Degenerative joint disease is a type of arthritis that occurs when the tissue at the ends of bones wears down. This condition can be caused by repeated trauma or surgery to joints, abnormal joints at birth, gout, other types of arthritis, diabetes, obesity, and hormone disorders. Degenerative joint disease, which is also referred to as osteoarthritis (OA), is a common wear-and-tear disease that occurs when the cartilage in the joints deteriorates. This condition can affect any joint but is most common in knees, hands, hips, and spine.

symtoms
SYMPTOMS
  • Severe pain in the joints
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Limping
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Pain affected by extreme hot or cold temperatures
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TREATMENT OPTIONS

Treatment options for degenerative joint disease include medications, prescriptions, medical procedures, physiotherapeutic treatment, and massage therapy. Your treatment plan will be determined by the severity of the pain you're experiencing and how much of your joint has degenerated. Physical therapy may also be recommended to strengthen and stretch the muscles around the joint to help relieve your pain.

 

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