What is Osteoarthritis?
It is one of the most common kinds of arthritis that has affected millions of people around the globe and is the most common long lasting (chronic) joint condition. It is common to find osteoarthritis in elderly. It is a leading cause of “disability” these days.
The definition of osteoarthritis can be described as a joint disease that results from breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone. The bones in contact with each other without the cartilage present at the joint then begin to deform over time due to friction, leading to pain and stiffness.
Osteoarthritis can develop on any joint of the body. Osteoarthritis affects the hands, feet, spine, and the large weight-bearing joints, such as the hips and knees. Management of osteoarthritis is possible with laser therapy, however the joint damage can never be restored.
There are 2 types of osteoarthritis, primary and secondary. Primary osteoarthritis is common, there is no known cause for it however there are associated risk factors. Causes of secondary osteoarthritis are due to another disease that leads to the joint degeneration, such as congenital disorder of joints, infection or severe injury.
If you suffer from short or long-term osteoarthritis pain and are actively searching for a solution, we offer a high quality osteoarthritis treatment utilizing our cutting-edge laser therapy. It is highly beneficial to go through early osteoarthritis treatment, as it is a degenerative joint disease which will develop to more severe stages with the passage of time.