"Information Matrix" , hosted by Laurence Fishburne, to highlight Osteoarthritis
MIAMI, Nov. 21, 2018
MIAMI, Nov. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Actor Laurence Fishburne will host an upcoming episode of "Information Matrix" that covers osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, and it affects millions of people worldwide. The condition can sometimes be referred to as "wear and tear arthritis," and it occurs when the cartilage between the joints breaks down. This leads to pain for those with the condition.
Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body, but it commonly affects the hands, hips, knees, and spine. Symptoms can be managed, but the underlying cause can't be reversed. Maintaining healthy weight and some treatments can help slow down the progression and can help improve the joint function while managing pain. Symptoms develop over time and can worsen. Some symptoms include tenderness in the joints, pain, stiffness, loss of flexibly, a grating sensation when using the joint, and bone spurs.
There are some factors that can increase the risk of osteoarthritis. The risk increases with age and, even though it's not clear why, women are more likely to develop the condition. Those who suffer injuries to the joints even years ago can increase their risk of developing the condition. Some people are more likely to get the disease genetically, and some people are born with malformed joints, which can also increase the risk. Since the disease can worsen over time, joint paint and stiffness can become severe enough that daily tasks are difficult or impossible. When pain is so severe that people are no longer able to work, doctors may recommend joint replacement surgery.
All of this will be covered with medical experts and patients who have suffered from the condition on a new episode of the program. "Information Matrix" is developed to shed light on topics from around the world. The show also has an award-winning development and production team.
SOURCE Information Matrix