My 80 year old mother recently fell and fractured her ankle. How long should it take for her to recover?
This will depend on the type and location of the fracture. Older patients do take longer to heal. I am confident the orthopedist will give you appropriate guidance regarding specifics.
Most pain about the wrist can be from overuse type conditions. If you perform repetitive motions on a daily basis, one can develop inflammation in the joints and tendons. You did not mention if you had an injury. Weightlifting, golf, and racquet sports can also produce wrist pain. Because your symptoms are localized at the wrist, you should get an evaluation from your family physician or orthopedist. You may have course begin with some over-the-counter anti-inflammatories as needed. If the pain persists, please take my advice and get an evaluation.
Happy to begin to help you gain some understanding of your symptoms. There are many reasons one can have pain out walking at age 40. Generally, if you have begun walking and have not done so much recently, you could have an overuse type injury called tendinitis. A visit to your family doctor or orthopedic specialist would be beneficial.
Your question is quite broad. Generally, osteoarthritis is a condition where the cartilage of joints degrades and becomes thinner and rough. The lining becomes thicker and produces fluid with inflammatory substances. Osteoarthritis generally occurs as people age. Keeping one’s weight under control is helpful. Maintaining flexibility and muscle strength is also very important. Over-the-counter and prescription anti-inflammatory medications are beneficial in managing symptoms. When symptoms increase and become severe, injections and joint replacement surgery are quite successful. Biologic therapies consisting of growth factors and stem cell injections are being investigated. These are not proven and are not as successful as the internet would lead patients to believe. I hope this information has been helpful.
Best of luck to you.