Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and a number of people all over the
world are suffering from this. It happens when the protective cartilage that helps to
protect the ends of the bones wears down over time.
Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint.
Osteoarthritis most commonly affects joints of the hand, knee, hips and spine. The
symptoms can usually be controlled, Staying energetic, managing a healthy weight and
receiving certain therapy might slow down the disease and help improve pain.
Joint pain:- affected joints might be painful during and after movement.
Stiffness:- joints rigidity may be most observable on awakening or after being
Tenderness:- light pressure may lead to tenderness of joints.
Loss of mobility:- full range of motion, may not be able to move the joints.
Grating sensation:- may feel a grinding sensation when the joint is used, then popping
and crackling sound heard.
Bone spurs:- the hard lump is felt in the extra bit of bone of the affected joint.
Puffiness of joint:- inflammation around the joints usually on soft tissues.
Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that protects the ends of bones in joints
gradually degenerates. Cartilage is a hard, slimy tissue that enables nearly frictionless
After some time, if the cartilage breaks down completely, bone will rub on bone.
Osteoarthritis has been mentioned as a wear and tear disease. The disease affects the
entire joint.osteoarthritis causes changes in the bone and deterioration of the connective
tissues that hold the joint together and attach muscles to bone.
age:- the risk of osteoarthritis increases with time . mainly affects the older age.
Joint injuries:- injuries during sports activity or from an accident, can raise the risk of
Sex – females are more likely to develop osteoarthritis as compared to male.
Obesity:- Carrying overweight contributes to osteoarthritis in many ways, and more
weight, greater the risk.
Hereditary :- some people inherit a tendency to produce osteoarthritis.
stress on the joint:- the person playing sports repetitive stress on a joint may
eventually develop osteoarthritis.
Bone deformities:- people with malformed joints or defective cartilage.
Osteoarthritis is a deteriorating disease that gets worse over a period of time, often
resulting in a long time of pain. Daily work is difficult for a person with joint pain and
Causticum:- Causticum is also an effective medicine for treating knee joint
osteoarthritis where the knee pains are associated with much stiffness and cracking in
knee joints. The pain is better by applying heat and get worse by exposure to cold air.
Sulphur:- sulphur is also of immense help in treating osteoarthritis patients of knee
joints. The knee joint pains that are aggravated while using the stairs, along with
stiffness and pain that get worse on standing.
Calc fluor:- this effective medicine is useful in chronic conditions. The pain are
improved from heat and motion. Joints become enlarged and hard and nodosities or
bone spurs may develop.
Kali carb:- kali carb is also used effectively for osteoarthritis . pain in knees and it may
extend from hip to knee. Worse by pressure and better by moving about and warmth .
knee pain along with backache. Pain is sharp and cutting.
Calc carb:- calc carb patients are mostly obese, fatty and flabby persons. It is also very
effective for osteoarthritis of the knee joint. The patients who are recommended this
medicine complain of swelling and pain in knee joints, which get aggravated when
getting up from a sitting position and also by walking.