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Understanding Arthritis to #BeatingArthritis

Arthritis is a condition that involves joint inflammation and related symptoms. It is crucial for healthcare professionals to share information about arthritis to aid in detection and effective treatment. This detailed guide explores the nuances of arthritis discussing its types, symptoms, diagnostic methods and treatment options. Additionally, it emphasizes the importance of screening in diagnosing arthritis to improve patient outcomes.


There are various types of arthritis each with causes and clinical presentations. Osteoarthritis occurs due to cartilage breakdown and joint wear and tear while rheumatoid arthritis involves immune mediated joint inflammation. Other notable types include psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, septic arthritis, lupus arthritis etc., each with factors contributing to their development.

The symptoms of arthritis are varied and can indicate the underlying processes affecting the joints. Common signs include pain, stiffness, swelling and limited mobility along with issues like fatigue. Recognizing these symptoms is crucial for diagnosis and tailored treatment plans.

Assessment & Diagnosis

When diagnosing arthritis, it's important to take an approach that includes a review of medical history, a detailed physical examination , imaging tests, like X rays and MRIs and specific laboratory tests. Key tools for diagnosis include X rays, MRIs, ultrasounds and blood tests for antibodies like Rheumatoid  factor and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti CCP) antibodies and Anti nuclear antibodies and  testing for antibodies against  specific extractable nuclear antigens (ENA profile) .

Treatment Choices

Managing arthritis involves an approach based on the patients’ symptoms, disease severity and treatment objectives. Treatment options include medications like inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) biologics and corticosteroids. Non drug treatments such as physio therapy, occupational therapy, lifestyle adjustments and surgery are also crucial in arthritis care.


Specialized Screening Package at Sampurna Diagnostics

At Sampurna Diagnostics we're dedicated to promoting health and early detection of arthritis with our comprehensive screening package. This thorough evaluation includes laboratory tests like Rheumatoid Factor (RA Factor) ,Complete Blood Count (CBC) ,Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) and C Reactive Protein (CRP),along with Uric acid ,ANAby IFA  ,ENA profile ,calcium ,ASO titre and HLAB27 by PCR .These tests help doctors evaluate disease activity, track the  treatment progress and optimize treatment plans.

By choosing this screening package people can take steps to protect their health and start on a path toward improved well-being and vitality.

Arthritis presents a challenge for individuals and healthcare systems globally highlighting the need for efforts to raise awareness ,promote early detection and implement effective treatment strategies. By working with healthcare professionals, patients and diagnostic facilities, we ,at Sampurna Diagnostics,  empower individuals to manage arthritis, slow down disease progression and enhance their quality of life. Let’s join forces in promoting health and vitality ensuring that everyone can live life to the fullest without being hindered by the limitations of arthritis.

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