OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE WRIST

In order to comprehend this condition it is important to comprehend the structure and function of the side and side. Please study Wrist Discomfort Details / Hand Discomfort Info’s sections on side structure and side structure. For details on the bio-mechanics of the side and side please study Wrist Discomfort Details / Hand Discomfort Info’s area on side and side bio-mechanics.

What is osteoarthritis?

The side is surrounded by a special kind of tissue known as a combined tablet. The tablet has a slim lining known as the synovium which produces “synovial fluid”. This liquid works to reduce use and friction within the side.

Articular fibrous is a smooth shiny material that covers parts of the bone within the side. Within the side there is articular fibrous anywhere that two bony surfaces come into contact with each other. Synovial liquid and healthy articular fibrous work together to allow the bone in the side to move easily and pain-free.

The word osteoarthritis means inflammation (swelling) of a combined. Arthritis is the term used to describe harm to articular fibrous inside combined parts. Arthritis, also known as “wear and tear” osteoarthritis is the most everyday sort of osteoarthritis.

What is osteo osteoarthritis of the wrist?

The side has 8 bone in it. There are a number of small combined parts between these bone. Arthritis can affect the articular fibrous of any or all of these small combined parts.

In osteo osteoarthritis the articular fibrous in the side begins to “wear out”. Eventually the articular fibrous can slim or form cracks. Tiny pieces of fibrous may come loose and float within the side, further irritating the side. After a many years the fibrous can become completely “worn away” and the bone begin to rub together.

What does osteo osteoarthritis of the side experience like?

Osteoarthritis usually comes on slowly and results experiencing pain, stiffness and/or inflammation of the impacted combined parts. Bumps or nodes may appear around the impacted combined parts. When the combined parts are moved a grating sound may be heard. Sometimes the side can have a mild amount of osteo osteoarthritis and experience perfectly fine.

What causes osteo osteoarthritis of the wrist?

No one knows for sure what causes osteo osteoarthritis to develop in the side but some risks include:

Previous side injury or fracture
Genealogy of osteoarthritis
Harm to the side from another kind of osteoarthritis such as osteoarthritis or gout
Increasing age
Repetitive action with wrists over a interval of time

Can osteo osteoarthritis of the side be detected on X-ray?

In some situations osteo osteoarthritis of the side can be diagnosed based on the record and actual examination. An x-ray may be requested to determine how much combined harm there is. Sometimes blood assessments or combined liquid assessments are requested to confirm the analysis or to distinguish between different types of osteoarthritis. Other assessments like bone scans or MRI’s are not usually required.

What is the strategy to osteo osteoarthritis of the wrist?

Treatment options for osteo osteoarthritis of the side consist of workouts to improve range of flexibility of the side, strengthening workouts, medications to relieve pain and inflammation, education on action modification, heat/cold therapy, side splints, injections and in some situations surgery. Doctors and physiotherapists that deal with people who have osteo osteoarthritis of the side can help outline a cure.

What other details is available on osteo osteoarthritis of the wrist?

The analysis and therapy of side varies depending on the severity of the problem. Wrist Discomfort Details / Hand Discomfort Info’s hyperlinks area has details on osteo osteoarthritis of the side. Links have been provided to other websites as well as online healthcare journals. Visit Joint Discomfort Details for details on other combined injuries and problems.

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