Many individuals expertise osteoarthritis downside because of the lack of bones with age however these days, as a consequence of poor way of life, many younger individuals are affected by osteoarthritis at a younger age. Well being specialists reveal that sedentary way of life is the principle purpose behind this and docs assert that since some firms are nonetheless asking workers to work at home after Covid-19 lockdown, the issue of osteoarthritis is rising quickly.
From this, osteoarthritis is not restricted to the aged however younger individuals are additionally changing into victims of this downside. In an interview with HT Way of life, Dr Ashish Arbat, Orthopedic and Joint Substitute Surgeon at Jahangir Multispeciality Hospital in Pune, mentioned, “Osteoarthritis often begins to be felt after fifty. Deficiency of nutritional vitamins within the physique, brittleness of bones, not directly begins to fail the joints. Common train, weight and correct well being care can cut back stress on the joints and hold the joints and muscular tissues sturdy. Rheumatoid arthritis at this age entails joints within the physique akin to knees, waist, neck and shoulders. Nonetheless, this downside of rising age is seen in lots of younger folks lately. Osteoarthritis is now being recognized in many individuals between the ages of 35-45. Earlier this downside was primarily seen in folks aged 55 to 60 years.”
Dr Arbat added, “Sedentary way of life, weight problems and extended sitting are affecting the well being of our bones and joints. Extra weight or inadequate bodily exercise together with an unhealthy weight-reduction plan can result in bone loss. After that, the issue of osteoarthritis begins to look. Osteoarthritis can have an effect on any joint, it primarily impacts the arms, knees, hips and backbone. A rise within the incidence of osteoarthritis in younger people in the course of the pandemic could also be attributed to work-from-home laws. Extended sitting in entrance of screens, lack of bodily exercise, weight acquire, poor consuming habits and restricted publicity to daylight are the first components that result in osteoarthritis.”
Dr Shardul Soman, Orthopedic and Backbone Surgeon at Apollo Spectra in Pune, revealed, “Backbone downside is rising in youth as a consequence of sedentary way of life. Greater than half of adults below the age of 30 are affected. Earlier, these complaints have been seen at a youthful age however now, the issue of arthritis within the backbone is rising as a consequence of poor way of life, using a scooter, lack of standard train and limitation in bodily exercise. Each month roughly 30-35 sufferers come for remedy with complaints of again ache. After medical examination, he was recognized with osteoarthritis.”
He shared, “Components that contribute to osteoarthritis in younger folks embody lack of bodily exercise, extended sitting, heavy lifting, sedentary workplace work, being chubby or overweight, extreme operating or taking part in high-impact sports activities, joint accidents, beginning defects akin to hip dysplasia or uneven. Leg size, hormonal imbalances affecting development, household historical past of diabetes and osteoarthritis needs to be addressed instantly. You will need to take note of indicators and signs akin to joint ache, discomfort, swelling, redness across the joint and motion issues as a result of bone irritation, bone or joint an infection, joint put on and tear, most cancers, rickets, vitamin D deficiency may cause joint ache. The incidence of joint ache in younger folks is rising daily and it’s extra frequent in ladies than males. Issues akin to vitamin B12 and calcium deficiency can result in joint ache if left untreated.”
Dr Arabat concluded with the recommendation, “To be able to keep away from osteoarthritis issues in youth, one ought to keep away from consuming low calorie meals, junk meals, processed and canned meals. Embrace recent vegatables and fruits in your weight-reduction plan, train each day, and use any dietary supplements solely on the recommendation of your physician. Sustaining a wholesome weight by means of correct vitamin is vital to keep away from placing an excessive amount of stress on the joints.”