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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a condition that affects the joints in your body. In every joint, two bones come together and facilitate various kinds of movement. Movements can cause friction between the bones and damage the bone. So, the bones are protected by a coating of soft tissue called the cartilage. But with excessive use of a joint, this cartilage can gradually wear off. When that happens, the health of your bones is at a threat. This condition is called arthritis. Arthritis leads to joint pain (knee pain, back pain, etc) and stiffness.

If you do not seek treatment for arthritis, it can become irreversibly disabling without surgery. In Hyderabad, Dr. Madhu Thumu offers the best medicinal and surgical treatments for arthritis.

How Common is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a very common condition which affects your bones. It affects more in people who lead a lifestyle with excessive physical activity; for example, construction workers, sportspersons etc. Nowadays, many people lead serene lives with minimal physical activity. This leads to obesity which in turn overworks your joints and leads to arthritis. This is the most common type of arthritis.

Other forms of arthritis include genetic factors and autoimmune conditions. It is estimated that by 2025, 80% of the Indian population above the age of 65 will suffer from arthritis.

Is Arthritis Curable?

Unfortunately, arthritis is not curable. But under the guidance of a good arthritis specialist, the symptoms and be managed and the progress of wear-&-tear can be slowed down.

At the initial stages, when there is still a thin layer of cartilage is left, medicines, injections, exercises and diet can help you prevent the condition from getting worse. But if arthritis has reached an advanced stage where you find it difficult to move around, surgery is the only way through which you can find relief and better your living conditions. However, do not be alarmed at this. Joint replacement surgeries have become a very common and successful procedure to treat arthritis of the last stages.

Treatment for Arthritis?

Arthritis is treated by an arthritis specialist in the orthopaedic department of a health institute. In Hyderabad, you can receive the best treatment for arthritis at Srikara Hospital under the care of Dr. Madhu Thumu. Dr. Madhu Thumu is a believer of traditional treatment for arthritis but, if need be, he is highly skilled at performing complex and advanced arthritic surgeries (chiefly, joint replacement surgeries). He can treat disabling conditions like knee pain, hip pain etc and also less threatening conditions like stiff fingers or inflammed toes.

When it comes to arthritis, remember that the earlier you start treatment, the better the condition can be managed and the longer you will be able to manage without surgery.