Common Reasons for Orthopedic Treatment

Different orthopedic issues develop over time due to different factors such as genetics, age, diet, infections, and disease. The YouTube video, “Common Orthopedic Problems,” gives an overview of some of the common orthopedic issues seen in people that are 50 years old and above.

Rheumatod arthritis is an autoimmune condition that causes joint destruction in the hands and feet but can also affect the heart, lungs, kidneys and other organs in the body. It is more common in women than men and mostly affects middle-aged individuals.

Another common orthopedic condition is carpal tunnel syndrome. It is caused by compression of the median nerve at the transverse carpal ligament and causes symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hands of affected individuals.

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Osteoarthritis is another orthopedic condition that is common in many middle-aged individuals. It occurs due to the gradual degeneration of cartilage between bones. Risk factors include predisposing genetics, trauma, and obesity. Orthopedic treatment that includes therapy and medications can greatly ameliorate the condition.

The last resort for people with orthopedic conditions, especially arthritis, is joint replacement. Before a joint replacement is done, it is recommended that the patient should consult with a physician.