Osteoarthritis in young people: it doesn't just affect the elderly, Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease Osteoarthritis occurs at a young age.

Osteoarthritis in young people: it doesn't just affect the elderly, Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease Osteoarthritis occurs at a young age.

 Osteoarthritis in young people: it doesn't just affect the elderly, Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease Osteoarthritis occurs at a young age.


Our two bones are surrounded by a cartilage. With age, this cartilage wears down due to various reasons. The problem of this loss of cartilage is called osteoarthritis. This problem can appear in different parts of the body including hands and feet. People had a common idea about it, that it only happens to old people. But now the disease is seen in younger people as well. Experts say that people in the age group of 20-30 years are now suffering from this disease. But just as it affects older people, it causes problems for younger people as well.


Causes of this disease at an early age:



According to experts, mainly due to lifestyle changes, the disease is also occurring in younger people. In this case, things like sitting for a long time, overweight have greatly increased the rate of this problem. Also, the cartilage surrounding the joint tends to lose its strength due to lack of exercise. And after a while that cartilage starts to wear down. In addition, this problem can arise even if no rules are followed in eating.


There may also be these reasons-

  • no effort
  • Sitting in the office for long periods of time
  • Regular lifting of heavy objects
  • Incorrect sitting posture
  • Being overweight
  • joint pain
  • Any kind of injury to the joint
  • Diabetes
  • If someone in the family has this disease
  • Hormonal problems
  • Symptoms of this disease
  • Pain in any joint of the body and difficulty in moving that area
  • Swelling of the joints
  • get fever
  • A doctor should be consulted if these symptoms appear.
  • Problems in children


This problem can appear at a young age. In this case, if the injured area is not treated properly, this problem can also occur in children. Apart from this, the risk of this disease increases due to obesity and eating junk food. So you need to be careful before this disease occurs.


How it is treated:


First of all a person's standard of living has to change. If there is excess weight, it should be reduced. Besides, there are various therapies for this disease. Various painkillers can be taken as per the doctor's advice. Steroid injections, hyaluronic acid or synovial fluid are injected into the knee. Some patients require surgery. Patients whose osteoarthritis of the knee becomes severe require surgery.

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