Acta Scientific Microbiology (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 10

Osteoarthritis with its Physiotherapeutic Management

Anshu Singh1* and Basant Kumar Sinha2

1Sports Physiotherapist, Visiting consultant at AyurVAID Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

2Ex Professor and Head [Microbiology], Bihar Veterinary College, Patna, Bihar and Guest Faculty [Microbiology], Indian Institute of Health Education and Research, Patna, Bihar and [Biotechnology], Anugrah Narayan College, Patna, Bihar, India

*Corresponding Author: Anshu Singh, Sports Physiotherapist, Visiting consultant at AyurVAID Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Received: August 03, 2023; Published: September 15, 2023


Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis; it is a multi-factorial progressive and non-inflammatory degenerative disease of synovial joint. Degenerative changes led to irreversible destruction of articular cartilage and other tissue of joint. Inter-phalanges joint of finger and carpometacarpal joint of thumb, knee and hip joints are most commonly affected. There is unilateral involvement of joints , complaint of pain, loss of mobility, morning stiffness and decrease range of motion. The exact cause of osteoarthritis is unknown however current evidence says that major risk factor of Osteoarthritis are age, sex, races, genetic factor, joint trauma and occupation related stress over joint etc. On the basis of risk factor, it can be primary and secondary Osteoarthritis. Pharmacological treatment mostly steroids and NSAID (Non-Steroidal anti-inflammatory Drugs) drugs that provide symptomatic relieve from pain and inflammation next DMOADS (disease modifying Osteoarthritis drugs) are under develop and aim to modify the underline osteoarthritis to prevent long term disability. Surgical intervention may required for advanced stage of Osteoarthritis when pain is unbearable and disability pause the Activities of daily living(ADL). Physiotherapeutic management includes exercise therapy, electro-therapy along with electric modality, aqua therapy, agility and perturbation training, balance and proprioception.

Keywords: Osteoarthritis; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Crepitus; Heberden’s Node; Bouchard’s Node; Aquatic Therapy; Tai Chi


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Citation: Anshu Singh and Basant Kumar Sinha. “Osteoarthritis with its Physiotherapeutic Management". Acta Scientific Microbiology 6.10 (2023): 15-21.


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