Arthritis often occurs in middle age, the incidence rate increased with age, and is generally involved joint weight-bearing joints active jo
Arthritis often occurs in middle age, the incidence rate increased with age, and is generally involved joint weight-bearing joints active joints, joint pain is the main symptom, often happen in the morning, but a little pain after the event, but if too much activity, because of joint friction and increased pain. Another symptom is joint activities not agile, to maintain a certain position after a long time feel stiff joints, after a certain time to feel comfortable activities. The cold and wet climate often prompted symptoms. Multiple joints can occur at the same time, finger joint, knee joint, hip joint most often.
The X-ray films for joint space narrowing, subchondral bone sclerosis or cystic degeneration and osteophyte formation.
At present, there is no specific medicine to stop the progress of the disease, but the comprehensive treatment measures in the relief of pain, the protection of joint function is still relatively satisfactory. The treatment to let patients aware of the disease, know how to protect the joints, to avoid excessive pressure on the joints; the obese to lose weight; correct the incorrect posture; degenerative changes of exercise in stable condition in order to delay the joint, in pain should be the joint involvement with rest and application of drugs full or other treatments, such as massage hyperthermia, relieve symptoms of most patients; of intractable pain, instability or loss of joint function, joint replacement surgery may be considered.