What is Arthritis?

WHAT IS ARTHRITIS?

Arthritis is not a symptom of “just getting old”. It is a degenerative or inflammatory disease of the joints that is not necessarily part of the normal aging process. Indeed, some patients with arthritis presents symptoms in their 20s and 30s.

Although there are several types of arthritis, one of the most common is called osteoarthritis.It affects million of people in the world today.

Arthritis causes permanent deterioration of the cartilage layers that shield the joint from impact. Because cartilage cannot repair or replanish itself, it begins to crack, wear away and eventually disappear. The cushion your knee requires to absorb stress is gone, resulting in bone-on-bone contact. The bones in advanced cases may be so rough and pitted from grinding against each other that they form bone spurs, which often cause stiffness.

In the first stage of osteoarthritis, your knee may feel stiff and swollen. Later, you may feel pain and may notice that one leg seems shorter or more crooked than the other. Eventually, your mobility may become limited and you may need to alter your lifestyle to accommodate your sore, arthritic knee. If you are overweight or have a malalignment, the extra stress on your knee can accelerate the damage.

Regardless of your type of arthritis, you may have already had to curb or quit the activities you enjoy. This is partly why arthritis can make people “feel”  old, even though they are still in prime of life. But there is hope-you have options.

 

Upcoming Events
 
 
  • Coming up with a mega campaign "Lets Fight Arthritis" on the occasion of World Arthritis Day, at A4 Block, Gauri Shankar Mandir, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi. The campaign will be on 9th October 2016(Sunday). 

  • Health Awareness Campaign on 28th August at Gurudwara Singh Sabha E Block Karampura, Delhi.

  • Coming up with a mega campaign on Spine & Back Pain on 5th June 2016 at Gurudwara New Ranjeet Nagar (near Satyam Ciema), Patel nagar, Delhi in association with Sukhmani Charitable Trust, Delhi.

  • Coming up with an awareness campaign on Arthritis Management & Control on 22nd May 2016 at Guru Ram Dass Charitable Medical Centre - Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Moti Nagar, Delhi.  

  • Mega campaign on Arthritis Management on "Mother's Day" 8th May 2016 at West Patel Nagar, Delhi - 110008

  • Mega campaign on Arthritis Management in association with "Varishth Nagrik Kesari Club" - Punjab Kesari Delhi on 6th April 2016 (Wednesday)

  • Dr. Ashwani Maichand Participated in Shoulder Conclave 2016 at JWT Marriott, Pune

  • Dr. Ashwani Maichand was the Table instructor for young doctors at Cadaver Joint Replacement Training on 21st February 2016 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

  • Arthritis Awareness campaign on 28th february 2016 from 10 am to 1 pm at Minomax Knee & Shoulder Clinics (8/29, West Patel nagar, Delhi, India)

  • Participating as a speaker on "Dificult cases of Hip & Knee Replacement" in 2nd Masters Course in Arthroplasty at Meril Academy, VAPI, Gujarat from 4th to 6th February 2016

 
 

 

 

 

 

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Dr Ashwani Maichand
M.S., M.Ch. (Ortho)
Fellowship Joint Replacement
Specialist : Knee & Shoulder
 
Dr. Rahul Kakran
M.s., M.Ch (Ortho)
Specialist : Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
  
Dr. Rajni Koundal
BPT
Consultant Physiotherapy
 
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MinOmaX Knee & Shoulder Clinics
8/29, West Patel Nagar,opp. D.A.V. Sr. Secondary School (near Metro Pillar no. 198, Delhi-110008)
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