By: Avinesh Prahladi
The human body is quite complex, every body organ performs various different functions. Our joints have to perform various important tasks. It is the joints that is responsible for supporting our body weight and to provide various body movements. With overuse of these joints, they have to undergo different types of wear and tear. Let us discuss about various joint disorders –
1. One of the main disorders is a dislocation. During this, the joint bones get shifted which can be caused by a fall or an unusual body movement. Such type of injury mainly takes place in fingers, shoulders, elbows, knees, and jaw. The dislocation mainly results in joint deformity, swelling and difficulty in moving articulated bones.
2. Extra use of the joints or stress on the bursa can lead to bursitis (inflammation of bursa). There are chances that the bursa, which is located between the heel bone and Achilles tendon, getting inflamed. This can happen because of a sudden boost in physical activities that mainly involves the feet. In order to treat bursitis, you need to take complete rest and at times, medical attention may be important.
3. Arthritis is probably one of the common disorders known to man. It can cause painful joints, inflammation and swelling. Arthritis is of varied types and it affects over 20 million people across the world. There are different types of arthritis – Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), and Lyme Arthritis.
The main reason behind most of the joint disorders cases is excessive weight, so make sure that you have kept a check on your weight.