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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Arthritis



Arthritis refers to the joint inflammation. Joint define as an area where the two bones meet along. Approximately, about 100 classification of arthritis are officially known.


Causes:

Arthritis mainly involve along the breakage of cartilage. Usually, cartilage is responsible in protecting the joint and for smooth movement. Cartilage is also responsible in shock absorption when pressure takes place into the joint such as walking. Insufficient amount of cartilage causes the bone to rub each other, swell, become stiff, and painful to bear. 

Joint inflammation is an outcome of the following:


·         Bacterial or virus infection

·         Broken bones

·         Autoimmune disease

·         General wear and tear of joints

Symptoms:


·         Warmth felt around the joint

·         Joint pain

·         Stiffness

·         Skin redness occur on the surrounding joint

·         Joint swelling

·         Ability of moving the joint is reduce

Treatment:


·         Exercise (endurance exercise, flexibility exercise, strength training)

·          Water therapy

·         Orthotics or splints for joint support

·         Apply heat or ice

·         Massage

·         Have plenty of sleep

·         Eat lots of fruits and vegetables

·         Apply capsaicin cream into the painful joints.

·         Lose weight especially when overweight

·         Eat foods those rich with omega-3 fatty acids

·         Try to do stress reducing activities (yoga, tai chi, or meditation)

·         Use over the medication that includes acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen, aspirin, or naproxen.

·         Intake of prescribe medication such as biologics, corticosteroids, the disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), and immune-suppressants.  

·         Joint replacement

·         Arthroplasty for rebuilding the joints

3 comments:

  1. Very good post! I am shocked that there are about 100 types of arthritis. I had no idea there could be so many different types. I do know several people who suffer from arthritis and it is such a painful illness. Thank you for the post, I enjoyed reading it.

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  2. As this post pointed out there are so many different types of arthritis and many options for treatment. It is very important to those suffering with arthritis consult their held care provider about treatment options. And if one treatment doesn’t seem to be working well, then it is best to ask for a second opinion or go to a doctor who specializes in arthritis. Thank you for the very informative post.

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  3. Speaking of arthritis I just want to share my very bad experience. I was put in bed for almost half a month, can you imagine that?. I was in pain, cannot walk, cannot eat the food i want, need to eat fruits and veggies only. Thanks to my doctor he was so smart that he gave me the right prescription.

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