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Have You Developed Osteoarthritis After a Car Accident Injury?

You can claim compensation for osteoarthritis after a car accident, but you will need to prove that the disease was caused by the car accident.

Have You Developed Osteoarthritis After a Car Accident Injury?Osteoarthritis is a type of joint disease that causes pain, stiffness, and inflammation of the joints. Severe injuries from a car accident may cause osteoarthritis at a later phase in life.

Definition of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common form of joint disease often caused by underlying bone fractures or the breakdown of joint cartilage. The cartilage around a joint helps prevent rubbing of the bones against each other. If the cartilage of a joint breaks in a car accident, the victim suffers severe pain in the joint. In general, the joints of hands, knees, hips, and spine are more susceptible to osteoarthritis. Regular treatment can help reduce the pain and other symptoms of osteoarthritis but cannot cure the disease completely.

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

Some common symptoms of osteoarthritis include:

  • stiffness in the joint
  • severe pain
  • inflammation in the joint
  • a feeling of grating or grinding
  • loss of flexibility
  • tenderness

Doctors may diagnose osteoarthritis from these symptoms or may use blood testes, X-rays, or MRIs for confirmation.

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