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  1. Topic Osteoarthritis Honour Hollis

  2. Symptoms • It’s Possible when you have Osteoarthritis that your joint may hurt during or after your movements. • Your joint could possible feel tender if you put pressure on it. • You also might feel large lumps that are forming around your joint, These lumps are extra bone that is forming. • It’s Possible that you won’t fully be abele to move your joint.

  3. Prevalence • Osteoarthritis usually effects you depending on your age. • Usually happens to men and women before the age of 55. • Although after the age of 55 women have a larger risk of getting it. • Osteoarthritis is Rare to people who are under the age of 45. • Only 2 in 100 in this age group get Osteoarthritis.

  4. Causes/Transmitted • The signs might begin in a middle aged person. • Osteoarthritis can also be given to you by it running in your family. • Playing sports that have direct impacts on joints, such as football or basketball. • Being overweight gives you a higher risk because all the extra weight you have causes tearing.

  5. Treatments • Take medications to delay a surgery. • Doctors recommend taking Tylenol to start off with because there a less side effects connected to it than other drugs. • Working with a physical therapist can help you strengthen your muscles. • Try wearing braces. • Try putting shoe inserts in your shoes.

  6. Interesting facts • Osteoarthritis can also be caused by injury from a trauma or disease. • Osteoarthritis is estimated to affect 27million Americans in total. • Its possible to get osteoarthritis before middle age, it could be when they are in their 20’s or 30’s. • Losing weight can help your joints support less body fat.

  7. Sources • Myoclinic.com • Medicinenet.com • Webmd.com • BestHealth.bmj.com