Get to know how to treat arthritis and some of the best hospitals where you should go for arthritis treatment in Kenya.
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is a very uncomfortable condition associated with the inflammation of the bones. Usually, your bones consist of soft cartilage covered surfaces that fit perfectly well against each other. The bones are meant to move smoothly since they are covered by smooth cartilage. However and unfortunately, when the bone cartilage is ‘worn out’ there may be an irregular movement of the bones since they do not fit well together anymore.
This can happen on any part of your bones, but usually, the most noticeable parts are the hands and the fingers, and this would be considered as arthritis.
Signs and symptoms of arthritis
Arthritis usually affects the bones and depending on the type of arthritis you have, some common arthritis signs include;
- Loss of flexibility
You can rest be assured that if arthritis is diagnosed correctly, then the treatment becomes easier. The doctor will particularly carry out some physical exam on the affected bones; then a blood test will be carried out. What follows is an x-ray that helps diagnose the type of arthritis a person may be suffering from. Both the blood tests and the x-ray are of great help when it comes to diagnosing the type of arthritis on the bones.
Arthritis Prevention Measures
If you have healthy bones now, you have to try to make them stay healthy by adhering to some of these activities;
- Eating a healthy diet
- Talking walks
- Avoid smoking
- Try to avoid sugary and alcoholic drinks and foods
Treatment of arthritis in Kenya
Truth be told that arthritis cannot be cured, but it can be treated and managed. Fortunately, countless methods may help relieve pain and improve joint functionality. Some of these treatments may include surgery that involves joint repair, joint replacement and also joint fusion.
Best Arthritis Hospital and doctors
Orthobridge institute for joint diseases and fracture care is the best place to go for Arthritis treatment in Kenya. It is located in Upper Hill Nairobi, 3rd Floor Nelson Awori centre or call 0701794697. There you will find
Alternatively you can visit Dr Ezekiel Oburu who is an orthopedic surgeon. He is located at Fortis Suites, Hospital Road, Upper Hill. can be reached through +254708728060.