What is Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the breaking down of the cartilage in your joints. Cartilage is the slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint and they acted as a “cushion” so that the joints is able to glide along each other smoothly. It commonly affects the hands, feet, spine and any large weight-bearing joints, such as the hips and knees.

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

  • Warm Sensation
  • Pain and Stiffness Joints
  • Crackling Sound when Bend
  • Deformity of Joint


Causes of Osteoarthritis

  • Mechanical injury
  • Overweight
  • Loss of strength in muscles supporting joints
  • Inflammatory diseases


Treatment for Osteoarthritis

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Glucosamine
  • Splint
  • Lifestyle Modification


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6471 2691, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment or question about Osteoarthritis.


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