Everyone knows that aging is a normal and natural part of life. And unfortunately, our physical bodies tend to degenerate with the life-long wear and tear of our joints and muscles. Arthritis is one of many age-related diseases. Arthritis means joint inflammation, but the term is used to describe around 200 conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround the joint, and other connective tissue. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
OSTEOARTHRITIS VS RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
Osteoarthritis usually comes with age and most often affects the fingers, knees, and hips. Sometimes osteoarthritis follows a joint injury. For example, you might have badly injured your knee when young and develop arthritis in your knee joint years later.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the immune system attacks the joints, beginning with the lining of joints. Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age.
- Injury, leading to degenerative arthritis
- An abnormally functioning metabolism
- Generic inheritance
- Infections (e.g. Lyme disease)
- Dysfunctional immune system
Here are some of the early warning signs of arthritis:
- Joint stiffness in the mornings or during colder weather
- Swelling or inflammation of the joints
- Low-grade fever
- Numbness and tingling in your hands
- Chronic fatigue
- Tenderness or stiffness in the joint
- Restrictive movement
- Warm, red skin over joints
- Muscle weakness
There is no cure for arthritis. In treatment, the goal is to limit pain and inflammation and preserve joint function. There are many natural treatment options available:
Use hot and cold therapy
Cold treatment reduces inflammation by decreasing blood flow. Heat treatment promotes blood flow and helps muscles relax. Alternating heat and cold treatments can help relieve arthritis pain and inflammation. Heat treatments can include taking a long, warm shower or bath in the morning. Using ice packs or taking a dip in the pool are sure to relieve pain.
Stock up on anti-inflammatory foods
- Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids that can reduce joint pain and shorten the duration of morning stiffness
- Blueberries are full of antioxidants that protect your body against both inflammation and free radicals that can damage cells and organs
- Green Tea or Guayusa Tea has anti-inflammatory properties
- Orange Juice contains Vitamin C, which is important in the development of normal cartilage
- Peanut Butter is rich in vitamin B3, a supplement that may help improve flexibility and reduce inflammation
- Whole Grain Breads and Cereals can alleviate morning stiffness and pain
- Fresh Pineapple has an enzyme called bromelain that helps reduce inflammation
Invest in a healthier lifestyle
No one wants to sound like a broken record but someone suffering from arthritis should try and lose the extra kgs. Excess weight puts additional pressure on weight-bearing joints, such as the hips and knees. Control blood sugar by eating whole, balanced meals. Foods that spike blood sugar and are known to contribute to inflammation and the aggravation of your arthritis symptoms.
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