Arthritis is a common suffrage among the population every year, both young and old. With the most common belief that arthritis comes from old age, and that everyone is potentially at risk for arthritis. Although the assumption about everyone being at risk is correct, old age may not always be the causation for arthritis.
What causes arthritis?
Arthritis is usually defined as a swelling and tenderness of joints and ligaments. And arthritis is usually broken down into two defined types, which are usually the most commonly seen. The two types are rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is when the body’s immune system attacks the joints, but more specifically the joints linings. Joint linings consist of tissue and muscle, and when attacked tend to swell and become tender. This also inhibits the range of motion to the individual due to the swelling and inflammation. Osteoarthritis is when the cartilage and bone start to break down, and start to become weaker. This also causes swelling and tenderness around the joint, and can inhibit range of motion.
Symptoms of arthritis are most commonly seen as pain, stiffness, swelling, redness, and a decreased range of motion. Some risk factors an individual may face when determining if they have arthritis and potentially are at risk for it, include: family history, sex, previous joint injury and obesity.
Although arthritis cannot be cured, it is not to worry, as it can be very easily managed.
Arthritis can be managed in a variety of ways. The easiest and quickest way is to start with icing the area, and gently exercising the area to reduce swelling. Keeping the area elevated can decrease blood flow, which can also decrease swelling and pain within the area. By using compression clothing, such as bands and socks, pain and stiffness from arthritis can be reduced.
Another source of relief is using anti-inflammatory medications. By using anti-inflammatory medications, the swelling and tenderness around the joints decrease, allow for a wider range of motion and can even reduce pain. By using all natural Supplements such as SwellNoMore, the swelling caused by arthritis can be managed. These types of medications allow individuals with arthritis to gain mobility and aspects of their life back they feel like they potentially lost due to pain and limited range of motion.