- Joint Pain
- Joint Stiffness
- Joint Swelling
- Reduction in mobility of affected joints
- Bony enlargements in the middle and end joints of the fingers
- Inherited defect genes responsible for making cartilage which leads to rapid deterioration of joints.
- Obesity increase risk of osteoarthritis for the knee, hip, and spine.
- Injuries contribute to the development of osteoarthritis such as athletes with knee injuries or people who have had severe back injury.
- Overuse of certain joints increase risk of osteoarthritis.For instance, people in jobs requiring repeated bending of knee.
- Other condition such as rheumatoid arthritis ,iron overload or excess growth hormone also increase risk of osteoarthritis.
- Eat deep sea fish such as sardines,salmon,mackerel which contain anti-inflammatory omega 3 essential fats.
- Increase the intake of fruits and vegetables that high in anti-inflammatory nutrients and can help to alkalise the body.
- Eat fresh pineapple that contains bromelain to reduce inflammation.
- Avoid intake of saturated fat from food that have an inflammatory effect.
- Reduce intake of tea, coffee, and spinach that contain oxalic acid to increase acidity and worsen inflammation.
- Place cold packs on inflamed joins to reduce inflammation.
- Have hot then cold shower to promote circulation circulation and healing.
- Get regular, moderate exercise such as walking or swimming to strengthen surrounding muscles and ligaments.