The Most Common Types of Orthopedic Conditions

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There are many different types of orthopedic conditions that can cause many health issues in life and make life harder to get through.

In this article, we will discuss the most common types of orthopedic conditions and how they affect you. If you are interested and would like to find out more, then keep reading for further information.

Arthritis

One of the most common types of orthopedic conditions is arthritis, there are over 100 different types of arthritis, however, the most common types are; rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.  Arthritis can be caused either by environmental factors such as air pollution, smoke and many others, or it can be caused by genetics.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a long-term condition and causes people pain, joints to become swollen and even stiff. This type of arthritis affects the feet, hand and wrists and can become worse through time or at random.

Osteoarthritis is a chronic joint condition and affects the knees, hips back and neck – this causes pain and happens when the cartilage wears away from the joint and the bones rub off each other. This type of arthritis can happen to people of any age, however, it is most common in adults 65 and older. You can also be at risk if you have had joint injuries, through genes and obesity.

Osteoporosis

This is a condition that leads to making bones weak which makes them more likely and easier to break. Some of the most common injuries people with this condition face is hip fractures and wrist fractures. Osteoporosis can occur in anyone; however, it is more likely for women to develop this than it is for men who are 45 and older.

Bursitis

This happens when there is a swelling of a bursa – a sac filled with fluid found under the skin over the joints and between tendons. If you would like to know if you have bursitis the symptoms include; an achy pain, feeling tender or warm, the area is swollen and or red and is painful when moving or pressing the area. Although this can be treated at home and can go away within a few weeks, it is important to seek medical advice to make sure you know for sure what the problem is and to make sure you treat it as well as you can.

Treatment

Orthopedics conditions require different types of treatment depending on what the condition is and how severe it is. For example, some can be treated at home, whereas others require surgery. To make sure you are treating your conditions in the right way, you should always get in touch with an orthopedics doctor.

In Conclusion

Overall, there are many different types of orthopedic conditions that can cause problems in your bones and joints. Now that you know some of the most common conditions and how they are treated, make sure to share your knowledge with friend and family who may have these conditions.