What Is Arthritis And What Causes It?

02/23/2015

What Is Arthritis And What Causes It?

 

Knee Pain

Arthritis is a condition in which our joints in some part of our body hurt due to inflammation, an infection, or degeneration of that area. Arthritis may sometimes bring along side effects such as limited movement of the joints, swelling & redness, and heating of the area. These conditions can be a result of a few reasons:

  • An infection caused by bacteria that settles in the joints.
  • A result of the cartilage wearing out in the area of the joints.
  • Metabolism illnesses that release too many acids around the joint areas therefore causing an infection.

 

Arthritis Common Symptoms

  • Pain in the joints
  • Limited movement of the joint, redness and swelling of the area along with heating of the area.
  • If the condition is a result of an infection, a feeling of weakness may follow.

 

How long could arthritis last?

The period of the condition is related to the particular reason that caused the condition. An infection of the joint may last a few weeks. Degeneration illnesses are usually chronic. They often begin at an elderly age and do not heal on their own.

How do I know if I diagnose for Arthritis?

The diagnosis of the pain in the joint area as Arthritis is clinical. The meaning is that in correlation with the doctor’s check of the body, and the patients characterization of the pain, it can be understood that it is due to a condition of Arthritis. There are other ways to be more precise in the diagnosis and to determine a more vivid understanding of the cause of the Arthritis through one of the following:

  • A blood check
  • X-Rays of the area to determine if the cartilage is worn out.
  • A Urine Check

 

Arthritis Treatments

The treatment is, of course, most efficient when the specific diagnosis of Arthritis is known.

For immediate easement and relief of the pain caused by inflammation, medicines can be taken. An Orthopedic doctor can best assist and consult the patient what medications should be taken.

Heat therapy and cold therapy can also be used to relieve pain naturally without medication. Our natural hot and cold joints packs are easy and efficient pain relief solution for arthritis and joint pain. Just heat in the microwave or cool in the freezer and start feeling the relief. They are highly recommended by chiropractors massage therapist and physical therapist.

There are cases where the cartilage has been worn out (in the knee or hip for example). This problem can be resolved with a surgical procedure that replaces the knee joint or other joints with a prosthetic joint.

Physical therapy also aids in some conditions of Arthritis. The physical therapy strengthens the muscles that support the joints.

Recommended ways of maintaining your lifestyle if you suffer from Arthritis:
  • If suffering from a chronic Arthritis, it is important to keep regular medical treatment. In case of inflammation, the use of antibiotics is required to heal the area inflamed.
  • Along with medical treatment, the use of the Hot and Cold packs on a regular daily basis is also highly recommended. The combination of these treatments will help your joints maintain the ability to function well and will allow you to maintain a healthy and normal lifestyle.
  • A healthy lifestyle that helps protects that joints should be adapted. It includes a proper diet, and appropriate weight, so that too much pressure won’t be loaded on the joints.
  • Physical therapy and fitness that targets strengthening of the muscles that support and surround the joints, to minimize friction and pressure of the joints.

 

*This article is meant for basic informational purposes only. It is not intended to serve as medical advice, substitute for a doctor’s appointment or to be used for diagnosing or treating a disease. Users of this website are advised to consult with their physician before making any decisions concerning their health.

 

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