Osteoarthritis (OA) Quiz

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Orthopedic surgery

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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is osteoarthritis (OA)?

Wear and tear of the joint cartilage over time. Risk factors include repetitive joint movements, and carrying heavy loads for many years.

Symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA)

  • Pain when exerting physically e.g. climbing the stairs

  • Difficulty moving the joint(s)

  • Knee pain

  • Knee pain when getting up from a chair

  • Pain when pressing around the knee/s

  • Joint pain

  • Bow-legged

  • Unable to kneel due to knee pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for osteoarthritis (OA)

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose osteoarthritis (OA)

  • Does your pain improve with rest but worsen with movement such as standing up, walking or using stairs ?

  • Are your joints stiff and difficult to move?

  • Do you have pain in the knee(s)

  • Do you have knee pain when getting up from a chair?

  • Do you have pain when pressing around the knee/s?

Treatment for osteoarthritis (OA)

Osteoarthritis cannot be reversed, but treatment can make its symptoms better. Mild cases can be managed with lifestyle changes like losing weight, using walking aids, and warm compresses. Painkillers and medicine to reduce inflammation can help with joint pain - these can sometimes be injected directly into the joint. In severe cases, surgery to smoothen the bone surface or replace it with an implant can be done.

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Medically Reviewed By:

Unnati Patel

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

GP / Family doctor

Tomohiro Hamahata

Tomohiro Hamahata, MD

Orthopedic surgery

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