Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

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If arthritis is diagnosed in time, anti-inflammatory medicines can be useful to control the swelling and the relief the pain.

Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

There are more than 200 kinds and forms of arthritis. It is a disease of the joints in which pain is felt because there is damage in the cartilages and the bones. They say that this disease occurs between ages 40-60 years old but it can also affect younger age groups. Pain occurs due to inflammations of bones, joints, connection muscles and forceful movements again stiff that cause painful joints and fatigue. Primary forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, gout, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and others.

Osteoarthritis is known also as degenerative joint arthritis and the common among its form. It is a chronic condition characterized by breakdown of cartilages causing bones to rub at each other. Symptoms may include joint pain tenderness, stiffness and effusions.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a disease characterize by inflammation of the lining of the joints. It can lead to long term damage of the joint causing chronic pain and even disability. The attack of this disease is not only at the joints but all parts of the body.

Juvenile Arthritis is manifested at early of childhood. One can detect if the child is suffering from this disorder due to limping and flu-like symptoms and rashes on the arms and legs. If undetected can lead to osteoarthritis as he/she grows up.

The symptom depends on type of arthritis. They include swelling of joints, extreme pain, stiffness, redness of joints and joint locking. So it is important to undergo examination for diagnosis. It is difficult for people who have arthritis to be active in physical activities worse case will is disability.

Variety of causes leading to arthritis, it can be hereditary, developmental, metabolic and mechanical. Food intake also gives risk of getting these ailments. Age is also a cause which will lessen your body to react on forces with your joints and lack of calcium intake.

If arthritis is diagnosed in time, anti-inflammatory medicines can be useful to control the swelling and the relief the pain. Seek medical help as soon as there is any occurrence of joint pain. Doctors would usually prescribe pain relievers, corticosteroids to minimize pain. If it is medications won’t work, doctors advice to take surgical procedure to avoid chronic pain. The quicker arthritis is diagnosed the more chance of recovering effectively.

Exercise is the best way to treat arthritis. It will help your metabolism and joint to work properly with the right diet for you. You can choose calcium rich foods and supplements and avoid too much cholesterol intake. Try yoga to relax your whole body.


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author avatar Denise O
20th Oct 2010 (#)

My son has ankylosing spondylitis. It is a form of arthritis that usually hits men around the ages of 19-21.
Getting up and moving is the best thing for him.
It is just, the getting up part at times, can be rather hard.
Good article.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar clandestinef
20th Oct 2010 (#)

Thanks for commenting Denise...
I hope everything is fine for him.

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author avatar Kim
29th Oct 2010 (#)

ur so prity

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author avatar Lol
29th Oct 2010 (#)

thank you brilliant advise xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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author avatar Zara
29th Oct 2010 (#)

hi, i actually found this info very good, but could you tell me does lack of calcium make artheritis worse? thanx

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