what is oyster arthritis?

Question by Beverlyjpenix: what is oyster arthritis?
it deals with pain and swelling in the joints

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Answer by lulukoko
I think you mean osteoarthritis. It is the most common kind of arthritis.

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  1. Arthritis

    The word arthritis is used to describe more than 100 different conditions that cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints. There are two main types of arthritis: inflammatory and noninflammatory. Each has features that set it apart from other types of joint pain. There are many types of inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and arthritis caused by infections. The most common type of noninflammatory arthritis is osteoarthritis.

    Causes of Arthritis

    Osteoarthritis can be caused by various factors, including wear and tear that
    occurs with time. As the body ages, joints become worn down from years
    of movement. Osteoarthritis is very common in older adults. Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by a breakdown in the body’s immune system. It is not known why this occurs.

    Symptoms of Arthritis

    The start of inflammatory arthritis varies from person to person. For some people, the pain can be sudden and intense. For others, the pain is gradual. Symptoms of inflammatory arthritis include swelling, redness, warmth, tenderness, loss of motion or function of the joint, and joint damage.

    Osteoarthritis starts slowly, usually over many months or years. Symptoms may include minor swelling and changes in the joint cartilage, which can lead to joint damage, pain, and loss of function. The joints most affected are the knee, hip, and hand.

    Treating Arthritis

    Your doctor may prescribe medicines to help treat your arthritis. Over-the-counter medicines are often the first treatment choice for arthritic pain. Two main types of medicines are used: simple pain relievers and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs). These medications reduce swelling and pain.

    Let your doctor know about any over-the-counter products you are taking in addition to what he or she has prescribed.

    Preventing Arthritis

    The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown but probably occurs for many reasons, including genetic, environmental, and hormonal factors.

    There are many causes of osteoarthritis, including natural wear and tear on your body. Taking care of your body—watching your weight, participating in aerobic exercise, and avoiding repetitive stress or trauma on your joints—can delay the onset of osteoarthritis. Losing even a small amount of weight helps reduce stress on your weight-bearing joints.

    Caring for Arthritis

    Over-the-counter products may be helpful. Glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate have been used to treat osteoarthritis. They may lessen pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee and hip and are considered safe.
    Assistive devices may support painful areas or improve function in affected joints. The range of options is broad. Wrist splints, tennis elbow straps, padded arch supports, and heel pads may help reduce stress on joints and relieve some pain.
    Move your joints. Exercise reduces pain, makes you more flexible, energizes you, and increases your overall good health. The type and amount of exercise depends on which joints are involved and the degree of joint inflammation. It should be tailored to your needs. Ask your doctor about good exercises for you.
    Find ways to deal with stress such as meditation, listening to music, biofeedback, or professional counseling. Exercise is also an excellent stress reliever.
    If you still have pain after taking medication, try taking a warm shower, doing some gentle stretching exercises, using an ice pack on the sore area, or just resting the sore joint.
    Lose weight if you are overweight. Excess weight can cause pain in your knees and hips.
    Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia is pain in joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Common areas of pain include the neck, elbows, knees, and hips. The cause of fibromyalgia is not known.

    Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

    Pain is the main symptom of fibromyalgia. The pain can be constant, or it may seem to move around the body. Stress, activity, or even weather can make the pain worse. Fatigue, insomnia, and depression often are symptoms of fibromyalgia.

    Other symptoms include:

    Numbness in parts of the body
    Sensitivity to odors, light, and noise
    Difficulty focusing
    Diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, gas, and abdominal cramps
    Treating Fibromyalgia

    Your doctor may prescribe medication to reduce pain or to help you sleep.

    Caring for Fibromyalgia

    Exercise in ways that don’t put stress on your joints, such as swimming or using an exercise bike.
    Reduce stress.
    Avoid alcohol and caffeine, especially close to when you go to bed.
    Take small doses of pain-reducing medication, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol).
    Joint Pain

    Joint pain, or rheumatic pain, is one of the most common reasons that people see their doctors.

    Causes of Joint Pain

    Not all joint pain is caused by arthritis. Often joint or muscle pain is caused by problems with the structure around the joint, such as a tendon, bursa, ligament, or muscle.

    Symptoms of Joint Pain

    Joint pain caused by arth

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