Sanctus Care

Arthritis Day

As we celebrate the Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) day on 12th October 2022, Sanctus Healthcare reiterates its pledge of raising awareness about Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMDs) and ensures that the caregivers of patients are also made aware about the support available to them.

Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsens with age. Osteoarthritis causes cartilage — the hard, slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones where they form a joint — to break down. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the immune system attacks the joints, beginning with the lining of joints.

Pain, stiffness, swelling, redness, and decreased range of motion are the major symptoms of arthritis. The primary motive of treatments is to reduce the painful conditions that often can cause discomfort to a patient at touch.

This disease mostly affects the hands and arms rendering difficulty with the daily tasks. The primary weight bearing joints such as the ankles, knees, and hips in addition to the feet, pelvis & low back, and spine (especially the low back) when affected with arthritis makes the motion painful.

Types of arthritis often runs in the family so that even if one of your parents, siblings etc have arthritis, you are more likely to have it too. Females are at a greater risk of this condition especially after menopause that causes the women to experience a decline in estrogen levels.1

Joint injury also develops into the arthritis in that joint. Higher weight around the joints puts additional pressure on the joints rendering the movement even difficult. 2 Reducing or at least maintaining a constant weight is recognized as a great way to reduce discomfort in the joints.

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions worldwide. The symptoms can usually be managed, although the damage to joints cannot be reversed. Staying active and receiving, certain treatments might slow progression of the disease and help improve pain and joint function.

In seniors, arthritis is seen with other comorbidities, other diseases that may make surgery impossible. In addition, in many cases, arthritis symptoms become unbearable only after the senior is of an advanced age and families may decide that the surgery though possible may not really add life to the remaining years that a senior citizen has. In such cases, where surgery is either not possible or to be avoided, Sanctus Healthcare manages these patients by providing the assistance required for the daily living, passive mobilization of joints, and diet management, pain management etc.

Where surgery is possible, Sanctus Healthcare helps with the post knee and hip replacement rehabilitation and recovery of the arthritis patients by providing

  1. Passive and active mobilization of the knee or hip.
  2. Overall physiotherapy to retain flexibility, build strength and endurance of the body
  3. Provide nursing to manage the site of surgery
  4. Manage symptoms of other co-morbidities which are quite usual in such patients

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