KINE 2475 Lecture Notes - Lecture 56: Chondroitin, Glucosamine, Gout

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Background: medical conditions, allergic reaction & nature of allergic rxn, medication history (rx, otc, herb, vitamins) Explain the condition: why is patient having symptoms. Oa impacts any joints but typically spin, hands, hips, or knees. Primary oa is idiopathic & seen in elderly. Secondary oa is shock to joints (trauma, joint infection, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, leukemia). Definite biochemical, inflammatory changes within cartilage matrix, joint cavity, joint capsule, and support structures. Patients with oa suffer from pain, stiffness, discomfort & join function impairment. Identified by joint signs, symptoms & confirmed by diagnostic imaging if necessary. List of goals of therapy (parameter, desired value/change, timeframe: alleviate or eliminate join pain, prevent & reduce damage to joint cartilage, bone, ligaments, muscle & local nerves. Improve muscle strength to protect cartilage, ligaments & joint capsule. Joint stiffness lasting <30 mins, joint pain, or dysfunction of certain movements.

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