As strange and surprising as it might sound to many of us, problems with joints not only affect elderly people but can develop in any age group. It is estimated that 1 in 5 people in Poland experience chronic joint pain and most of those affected usually ignore it and consider it a necessary nuisance. We should, however, realise that problems with joints can not only start interfering with our daily functioning but can markedly affect our future quality of life.
Groups of people suffering from joint pain also include young people, mainly professional athletes, who increase the "wear-and-tear" of their joints as a result of the high level of physical activity, and people living a sedentary lifestyle. People who are overweight or obese are, however, the largest group affected by joint problems. So, in order to effectively prevent the progression of changes that may lead to degenerative processes and other serious complications, such as:
- rheumatoid arthritis,
it is advisable to undergo Joint Screening here at Medicover Hospital as soon as possible, as an element of a rapid and in-depth diagnostic evaluation. The Joint Screening will give you and your doctor a complete picture of the health problem that has been bothering you and help to select appropriate treatment. In the longer run, it will beneficially affect your quality of life.