Arthritis is said to be an inflammation of the joints. It can affect one joint alone or multiple joints. There are two most common types of arthritis and they are- osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The symptoms of arthritis usually develop over time, but they may also appear suddenly
When it comes to treating osteoarthritis (OA) in your knees and hips, you may have more options than you may actually realize.
In March 2014, the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting osteoarthritis treatment and research, updated its recommendations for the treatment of osteoarthritis targeted to different patient characteristics.
A group of 13 experts from around the world reviewed the latest research on OA treatments as the framework for the revised guidelines. OARSI published its first guidelines in 2008.
The four groups of patients identified in the new guidelines are: