School of Health and Life Science, University of Northumbria, UK
*Corresponding author:Basem Al-Omari, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Coach Lane Campus East, University of Northumbria, UK
Submission: June 21, 2019;Published: June 27, 2019
ISSN : 2576-8875Volume5 Issue5
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease that causes pain, limitation of movement, and disability. The diagnosis of OA requires clinical examination, pathology, and/or radiography. OA has no cure, the current available treatment focuses on pain management and improving the quality of life. This treatment includes non-pharmacological treatment such as exercises and physiotherapy, pharmacological such as acetaminophen, Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and opioids, and surgical interventions such as joint replacement.
Keywords:Osteoarthritis; Arthritis; Joint pain; Degenerative disease