How long does an Osteoarthritis flare up Last?

Osteoarthritis Flare Ups

Osteoarthritis is a chronic illness that affects 80% of the US population, with symptoms such as severe joint pain, swelling, stiffness, and difficulty in mobility. Osteoarthritis flare-ups can occur suddenly and vary in duration, making it a painful and uncomfortable experience. In this article, we will discuss how long an osteoarthritis flare-up can last and the different treatment options available at SNS Rheumatology Clinic.

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition that affects the joints and bones, leading to inflammation and severe pain. It has four stages that progress in bone destruction, joint deformity, and a lack of spaces between joints. Anyone can develop osteoarthritis, regardless of age.

What are the Symptoms of Osteoarthritis?

Symptoms of osteoarthritis include:

  • Severe joint pain
  • Swelling
  • Fever
  • Bone deformity
  • Stiffness
  • Difficulty in mobility

What is an Osteoarthritis Flare-Up?

An osteoarthritis flare-up is characterized by a sudden onset of severe pain, which can lead a person to become bedridden. It can last for varying periods, depending on several factors, such as the patient’s age, pain threshold, BMI and weight, and types of regimens and remedies followed.

How Long Does an Osteoarthritis Flare-Up Last?

The duration of an osteoarthritis flare-up varies from patient to patient, with patients above 60 years of age experiencing a flare-up lasting around 2 to 2.5 weeks. Patients younger than 30 years can experience a flare-up for less than a week. The duration can also depend on the patient’s pain threshold, BMI and weight, and the types of regimens and remedies followed.

How Do We Treat Osteoarthritis Flare-Up at SNS Rheumatology?

At SNS Rheumatology, we offer various treatment options for osteoarthritis flare-ups, including an initial consultation, laboratory investigations, therapeutic aids such as medication, visco supplementation, and PRP therapies. We also provide pain relief injections such as corticosteroid injections. Our team of rheumatology specialists pays close attention to every detail and provides ample time for consultation to every patient.

How Does Osteoarthritis Flare-Up Differ from Regular Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis flare-up differs from regular osteoarthritis in such a way that the pain is sudden and severe, excruciating into the distinct parts. In severe cases, there is an accumulation of fluid surrounding the joint, which often needs to be aspirated.

How Can You Prevent Osteoarthritis Flare-Ups?

Preventive measures recommended by our specialists to keep osteoarthritis flare at bay include documenting the frequency and episodes of osteoarthritis flare-ups, avoiding vigorous exercises or activities that can trigger pain, following a healthy lifestyle, keeping your weight within the normal BMI limit, following a proper dietary modification, and reporting any pain that does not subside by any means.

Message from Our Senior Rheumatology Expert:

Our team of specialists strives hard to provide pain relief, comfort, and care to our patients suffering from osteoarthritis flare-ups. We believe in providing natural and effective treatments, such as PRP therapies, which have shown promising results in pain relief. Our goal is to alleviate your pain and discomfort and provide you with the best possible care.

Why Choose Us?

At SNS Rheumatology Clinic, we have a team of medical specialists who treat all patients equally and provide 100% patient satisfaction. We offer one-to-one patient interaction with the specialist and treat all rheumatological diseases under one roof. Our treatments are governed by senior specialists who provide personalized care to every patient.

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Final Verdict:

Osteoarthritis flare-ups can be a painful and uncomfortable experience, but with the right treatment options and preventive measures, you can manage your pain and discomfort effectively. At SNS Rheumatology Clinic, we provide natural and effective treatment options to alleviate your pain and discomfort and help you lead a healthier life.

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Dr. Qaisar Usmani

Meet Dr. Qaisar Usmani, a Board Certified Rheumatologist with over 20 years of experience in the field, currently serving as Section Chief at Monmouth Medical Center and GPHA, Inc. in Pennsylvania, specializing in the treatment of various Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal diseases.

Dr. Sadia Ghafoor
Dr. Sadia Ghafoor

Meet Dr. Sadia Ghafoor, a board certified specialist in rheumatology who completed her medical training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry School of Osteopathic Medicine and her fellowship in rheumatology at the State University of New York Stony Brook campus, with additional board certification in internal medicine.

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