Today, joint pain is one of the most common problems. As we grow old, the average age of those suffering from joint problems of any kind decreases at an alarming rate.
The treatment of professional Hawaii pain specialist can help patients manage their knee pain and live a healthy lifestyle so they don't have to face the same problem again. Osteoarthritis, which is the most common knee problem, is also one of the most prevalent.
Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear – cartilage in the joints begins to break down. Osteoarthritis may occur in any joint, but it is most common in the hands, knees, and hips. Although the disease can progress over time, treatment can reduce its symptoms.
Osteoarthritis joint pain is often described as a deep ache that is not always felt at the joints. For example, OA hip pain can sometimes be in the groin and travels to the thigh.
The pain is often triggered by the movement of the joint. It is usually relieved when the joint has been put to rest. The first time you use the joint, it can be stiff. However, it will usually disappear within 30 minutes after rising.
Excess fluid in a joint can cause bones to swell. Joints can feel crackling. Under the skin, bony growths can be felt and grow over time.
The constant friction between the joints is caused by the movement of one joint against the other due to loss of cartilage.
Cartilage, a protective rubber-like cushion that covers the bones at the joints' ends, is called cartilage. Research indicates that swelling/inflammation occurs in the joints to help repair the cartilage damage.