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Arthritis

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Kayla Eddy

on 17 September 2013

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Transcript of Arthritis

Special Characteristics and Facts
The #1 disability in the United States

By 2030, it is estimated that 67 million Americans will have Arthritis

Arthritis is made up of over 100 different diseases and disorders


3 Most Common Types
Can You Prevent It?
Not much can be done to prevent it

Exercising and well-balanced weight

The best thing is to know as much as possible about arthritis so that you are aware when symptoms start occurring
Causes
Many different things go wrong within your joints, but it depends on what type of arthritis you have
Signs and Symptoms
It will occur in and around any joints in your body

Generic symptoms include: pain, stiffness, redness, swelling, and decreased range of motion in your joints
Is Basically the breakdown of joint cartilage
Osteoarthritis


Rheumatoid Arthritis


Juvenile Arthritis
a general term that describes the conditions of arthritis in children under the age of sixteen.
The inflammation of the membranes lining the joint
Arthritis
By: Kayla Eddy
Know a little more about the joint areas
Cartilage
this covers the joints so that they do not rub together

Synovial Fluid
feeds fluid to the joints and cartilage
Osteoarthritis
Destroys the bone cartilage
Rheumatoid Arthritis
The body's immune system attacks the lining of the joint capsule
This in turn makes it painful to even move the bones as rubbing is then caused
Intern destroys the bone and cartilage in the joints
Juvenile Arthritis
When it begins, children usually obtain a fever with various rashes

They will experience stiffness and redness along the infected joints
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Usually the symptoms occur on each side of the body of that joint

Joints are painfully swollen, inflamed, and stiff
Treatment
Osteoarthritis
Symptoms develop slowly overtime

Progressively get worse overtime

Joints become stiff and tender

This mostly occurs in the hands, hips, knees, and spines
Diagnosis
If the symptoms occur, then:

the doctor will check for redness, swelling, or irritation near the joints

Then the doctor will run laboratory tests, scans, or an arthroscopy.
Laboratory Tests will help figure out the fluid in the body to find the type of arthritis that is present
Scans such as x-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or an ultrasound will help visualize the inside area and pinpoint the exact type
Arthroscopy will have an incision near the inflamed joint and insert an arthroscope so that you will be able to see the inside of the area through a video
Arthritis cannot fully be restored back to normal but things are done to alleviate the pain
Medication alleviates the pain and inflammation along with creams to reduce swelling
Physical Therapy will exercise the joints to improve the range of motion and strengthen it as a whole
Surgery would be the last resort, but is set to replace the joint with a artificial one or to fuse the two bones together into one
Risk Factors
A family history
Your age
Your gender
Obesity
Any previous injuries
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