寻找健康

寻找健康
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Makanan Sihat Sebagai Ubat (2011)

Makanan Sihat Sebagai Ubat (2011)
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Eating for Good Health (2010)

Eating for Good Health (2010)
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Friday, July 23, 2010

Diary 124: Osteoarthritis treatment

Medically, there are a number of treatments for asteoarthritis (OA).

For early and moderate stage of OA: medications, physiotherapy, injection.

Medication: use of painkillers.

Through exercises and physiotherapy, one can gradually increase the strength of the muscles that surrounds the joint to take some of the stress off one’s joints.

Lubrication injections or injections of gel-like components of the fluid in the joints (called viscosupplementation).

Viscosupplementation helps to lubricate the joint and as it has the contents of hyaluronic acid, it helps the healing of the cartilage.

Caution: patients who have lost their cartilage due to prolonged wear and tear, viscosupplementation would not work as well.

Severe or advanced arthritis, knee replacement surgery might be needed to help relief pain and improve the mobility of the joint.

Will calcium supplement help?

According to Dr Chanranjeet Singh, while taking more calcium can help with bone strength (which can help slow down osteoporosis), it does not help with osteoarthritis (which is a joint problem).

[Information source: Lim Wey Wen’s article entitled “Weary knees” (The Star 4 July 2010)].

1 comment:

  1. Though knee replacement is an option there are not too many specialists who have seen the success of the patient to be very high on the same.The surgical procedures have to improve yet in this area.

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