Osteoarthritis Treatment Salem OH

Here are some information on Osteoarthritis including differences between primary osteoarthritis and secondary osteoarthritis plus osteoarthritis treatment and symptoms. Read on to learn more information.

Thomas Nicholas Detesco, MD
(330) 726-1138
7341 Eisenhower Dr
Boardman, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Southside Med Ctr, Youngstown, Oh
Group Practice: First Medical Assoc

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Mary Toth, MD
(330) 884-4740
7935 Southbrooke Trl
Poland, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1988

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Bessie Susan Sullivan, MD
(330) 533-6767
7938 Kerrybrooke Trl
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Muhlenberg Reg Med Ctr, Plainfield, Nj
Group Practice: Arthritis Allergy & Immunology

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Ralph Joel Rothenberg, MD
(330) 740-4240
500 Gypsy Ln Fl 3
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1977

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Michael James Luzar
(330) 884-4740
500 Gypsy Ln
Youngstown, OH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Bruce M Rothschild, MD
(330) 783-5900
5500 Market St Ste 119
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1973

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Elisabeth H Young, MD
(216) 726-6640
3415 Candy Woods Dr
Poland, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1985

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Elaine M Greifenstein, MD
(330) 884-4740
500 Gypsy Ln
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Forum Health -Northside Med C, Youngstown, Oh; Horizon Hosp Sys /Shenango, Farrell, Pa
Group Practice: Rheumatology Assoc

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Michael James Luzar, MD
(330) 740-4740
500 Gypsy Ln
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1973

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Ralph Joel Rothenberg
(330) 884-4740
500 Gypsy Ln
Youngstown, OH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Exercising with Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis

Exercising with osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease in which the cartilage starts to break down in the joints. The main function of cartilage is to maintain a frictionless surface and provide cushioning between bones. Thus, cartilage breakdown causes friction to develop between the bones of the joint, leading to inflammation, pain and decreased mobility.

Osteoarthritis is divided into two categories – primary and secondary. The two categories have the same symptoms, but differ in their origins:

  • Primary osteoarthritis has no specific cause and is often related to aging. As people get older, the water content of their cartilage increases while the protein content decreases. Over time, repetitive use of the joints can irritate the aged cartilage and lead to inflamed cartilage and pain. Eventually, the cartilage might start to flake off or form crevasses in its surface. The uneven surface that develops causes increased friction and more pain, as well as a decrease in joint mobility.
  • Secondary osteoarthritis will exhibit the same symptoms as mentioned above, but is a result of another disease or condition, such as obesity, trauma to the joint, congenital abnormalities, diabetes, gout or hormonal disorders.

The joints most commonly afflicted by osteoarthritis are the hands, feet, knees, hips and spine. Men and women are both affected by this disease, but it’s been recorded that under the age of 45, more men are affected than women, while over the age of 55, more women are affected than men.

Treatment

A number of people afflicted by osteoarthritis experience very little symptoms and do not require much treatment, while some individuals are affected severely and require one or more types of treatment to alleviate the symptoms. Rest, exercise, weight reduction (especially effective when weight-bearing joints are affected), physical and occupational therapy, and weight support devices ease the symptoms in some patients.

Other patients also require medication to reduce pain and increase mobility. Drugs such as aspirin, acetaminophen, NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and cortisone are commonly recommended by the doctor and have proven effective for certain people. Research is still being done to determine the effectiveness of glucosamine supplementation.

If the condition becomes severe and the cartilage in the affected joints has disappeared altogether, patients need to undergo more drastic treatment. At this point, a knee scope or total joint replacement might be recommended.

Is exercise beneficial to osteoarthritis sufferers?

Exercise has a positive effect on arthritic individuals, since it does not aggravate the affected joint as long as it is performed at a level of intensity that does not cause pain. Exercise helps to enhance the strength of muscles surrounding the joints and increase cardiovascular fitness. It also helps to maintain or increase flexibility and...

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