Why Early Diagnosis Of Arthritis Is Important?

Posted In: Physiotherapist     2018-02-24     33

According to experts, early and accurate diagnosis results in inappropriate treatment.


Often, early symptoms of arthritis can be confusing. In most of cases people facing joint pain for the first time ignore the underlying cause, including arthritis.


The first thing comes to their mind about joint pain either twisting the joint in the wrong way or some kind of injury. Mostly, people give time to the pain to get cure on its own, and later they try counter remedies to get rid of the pain.


They keep delaying in making an appointment with the doctor until the things get worse. It cannot be disregarded that how essential it is to visit a doctor sooner rather than later.


Seeing which arthritis symptoms you should consult a doctor?


As per the experts, one should make an appointment as soon as you have any of the following symptoms, which could last from three days or more, or experience several episodes of joint symptoms in a month. These are the warning symptoms of arthritis, such as swelling, stiffness, joint pain, difficulty in moving joint, warmth, and redness. Such signs and symptoms should not be ignored and one must consult a doctor as soon as possible.


If an individual experience early symptoms, self-treatment is highly prohibited until the cause is confirmed. The reason is that sometimes arthritis could be a symptom of a more serious problem, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, infection or malignancy. An early and accurate diagnosis makes the way to proper treatment.


In some cases, people may have more than one condition for the same symptoms, including rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.


Treatment & Management


Listed, below are some ways to treat arthritis.


·         Lose weight: Extra weight acts as a big pressure on the joints, lead to inflammation in the knees, and lead to arthritis. To reduce the chance of suffering from arthritis, one should lose extra weight.


·         Exercise: regular exercise should be done to relax your muscles and joints.


·         Include turmeric in your diet: Turmeric is extensively used in the Indian cuisine and is known as the best natural remedies for arthritis, as it has curcumin, which is effective against arthritis.


·         Medication: Reduce and relax your stress with medication, it is the best way to cope with arthritis. Medication, include NSAIDs and DMARDs (disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs).