Osteoarthritis symptoms often develop slowly and worsen over time. Signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis include: Joint pain, swelling, stiffness and grating sensation. Currently, the process underlying osteoarthritis cannot be reversed, but symptoms can usually be effectively managed with lifestyle changes, physical and other therapies, medications, and surgery. Exercising and achieving a healthy weight are generally the most important ways to treat osteoarthritis.
Patient/caregiver instructed osteoarthritis is a degenerative, noninflammatory joint disease. The cartilage that protects the ends of bones is worn away. It can affect all mobile joints, especially weight-bearing joints: hip, knee, and spinal column. Risk factors are advanced age, trauma, overuse of joints, genetic tendency, obesity, metabolic or endocrine abnormalities.
Skilled Nursing visited PT, PT alert and oriented x 3 PERRL. SN assessed PT head to toe , Vital signs taken and recorded using universal precaution standard . Lungs Bilateral even , unlabored respiration, abdomen soft non distended, skin warm and dry to touch , no distress and complications noted at this time. Osteoarthritis can occur in any joint. It occurs most often in the hands, knees, hips, and spine. Warning signs are: Stiffness in a joint after getting out of bed or sitting for a long time. Swelling or tenderness in one or more joints. A crunching feeling or the sound of bone rubbing on bone. Taught that eating well-balanced meals and avoiding.Taught that avoiding excess sugar intake and avoiding excess salt intake are measures aimed to preventing/controlling Osteoarthritis.Taught that using assistive and/or protective devices, as needed, is a measure aimed to preventing/controlling Osteoarthritis.
Sn instructed about patient symptoms of ( OA ). Joint pain and stiffness. Pain and stiffness may get worse with periods of inactivity or overuse. People with osteoarthritis ( OA ) have more stiffness first thing in the morning ( usually for less than 30 minutes ) or after sitting for a prolonged period of time. Many people have more pain in their hips or knees if they walk farther than they usually do. They have weak muscles, grinding or crackling noise with motion, swelling or bumps, or loss of range of motion.
Instructed on some factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating Osteoarthritis, such as: poor body posture and metabolic or endocrine abnormalities, among others.
Taught that following good body mechanics, as directed by MD, is a measure aimed to preventing and/or controlling Osteoarthritis.
Instructed on the importance of avoiding exercising a hot, inflamed joint.
Taught that setting realistic goals and balancing work with rest are measures aimed to preventing/controlling Osteoarthritis.
Taught that eating well-balanced meals and avoiding
Taught that avoiding excess sugar intake and avoiding excess salt intake are measures aimed to preventing/controlling Osteoarthritis.