Arthritis and its symptoms

Reactive arthritis and its Symptoms?

 Arthritis and its Symptoms

It is a condition that causes swelling and joint pain. It is triggered by injection in another part of the body, mainly the intestines, genitals, and urinary tract. It often impacts your knees, ankle and feet joints, eyes, skin, and urethra. This type of arthritis isn’t common and may come and go and ultimately disappear after 12 months. It largely affects males between the ages of 20 to 40 and those with HIV are at high risk of Reactive arthritis.

What are the symptoms of Reactive arthritis? 

Painful urination is one of the main symptoms of reactive arthritis. If there is inflammation in the urethra. Diarrhea can occur if the intestines are affected. 

Pain and stiffness in knees, ankles and feet, heels, and lower back. 

Eye inflammation, swollen toes, and fingers can occur in people with reactive arthritis.

Skin problems can occur as a rash on soles and palms, mouth ulcers, etc.

What causes reactive arthritis? 

Reactive arthritis and its causes occur as a reaction to an infection in the body, often in the intestines, genitals, and urinary tract. You might not be aware of it if the symptoms are mild or don’t show up at all. Numerous bacteria can cause Reactive arthritis, some are sexually transmitted while some are foodborne. It is not contagious. However, the bacteria can be transmitted sexually and through contaminated food.  

What treatments are available for Reactive arthritis?

The medication depends upon what bacteria is present in the body. The aim is to manage the symptoms and treat the infection. If it is caused by a bacterial infection, the doctor might prescribe you antibiotics. 

As mentioned earlier, reactive arthritis causes joint pain. A physical therapist can advise you some exercises to help you manage the pain and strengthen your muscles and increase their flexibility and reduce stiffness. 

Here at Bansal Global Hospital, we treat all types of arthritis. If you experience such symptoms or have questions, our specialized team of Orthopaedic doctors will help and provide you with the best treatment for your medical concerns. Consult our team of health care experts at the Bansal Global Hospital. Fix your appointment today and contact us at +919911062832. 

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