Arthritis also called Joint inflammation , Joint pain. Arthritis is the inflammation(swelling) of the one or more than one joints. Arthritis is presented as having pain, swelling and stiffness of the joint. Arthritis increases with age and more number of joints get inflamed with the progress of the disease.
Yet, it is more common in women. Arthritis is the disease found in people as they get older.
What are the causes of Arthritis?
Arthritis is one of the major causes of disability.
There are various types of Arthritis. The causative factors for different arthritis differ considerably.
The causes may include depending on the type of arthritis, autoimmunity, infection, decencies, genetic, etc.
What are the types of Arthritis?
OA is one of the most common type of arthritis. It is a form of degenerative arthritis.
It is caused due to degeneration of the cartilaginous structure on the ends of bones. The bones rubs against bone causing excruciating pain , swelling develops and stiffness persists.OA is progressive disease causing limited mobility.
RA is a form of Inflammatory Arthritis. It is an auto-immune disease. Rheumatoid Arthritis is caused due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors , a reason for autoimmunity.
There is joint erosion, severity of pain, swelling and stiffness. In RA patients, other parts of the body also are involved eventually.
Psoriatic Arthritis is a complication of Psoriasis an autoimmune disease presenting itself on the skin. PA is also a form of Inflammatory Arthritis. The cause for Psoriasis is yet not known and Psoriatic Arthritis develops as a complication to a poorly treated or untreated Psoriasis in a person.
If arthritis develops due to some infection of the joint by the intrusion/invasion of Bacterium, Virus or Fungi. The signs and symptoms remain the same, which are pain, swelling and stiffness. High grade fever may or may not be found associated with Infectious Arthritis.
Gout is a another form of inflammatory arthritis. Increase in uric acid level in the blood of some people causes Gout. It is common in males than females. Genetic , dietary and lifestyle factors lead to Gout Arthritis.
Reactive Arthritis is a form of inflammatory arthritis . Mainly the joints of knee, ankle and toes are affected. Along with the joints, eyes , skin and urinary tract are involved. It is caused by the entry of bacteria into the blood.
There are more than 50 other types of Arthritis; some of them are :
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosis
- Systemic Sclerosis
What are the symptoms of arthritis?
Based on gender and age wise would be better…
People of all ages, sexes can have arthritis. It is one of the most common diseases. The common arthritis symptoms are the characteristic Pain, Swelling and Stiffness. All these lead to decreased mobility of joints,disability.
What are the complications of arthritis?
Usually Arthritis is ignored most of the times, assuming the pain will subside. Arthritis when lately diagnosed leads to chronicity of the complaints. Pain irritates the patient and joint immobility leads to poor quality of life.
Arthritis is a progressive disease. From one or two joints, the disease involves multiple joints. Arthritis of long standing starts affecting the other parts of the body. Some of the types of arthritis may have to go for joint replacements. Osteoporosis of the joints may cause bending of the long bones and sometimes breaking of the bones.
What is the treatment for Arthritis ?
There are a number of homeopathic specific medicines for different types of arthritis. There are remedies for inflammatory type as well as degenerative type of arthritis. Homeopathy gives instant relief to the pain. In-depth analysis required for homeopathic mode of treatment enables to chose right remedy for the exact type of arthritis and such a prescription heals the pain , swelling and stiffness of joints.
Positive Homeopathy Clinics have come across cases ranging from simple pain in joints to most severe and chronic diseases involving the joints. All the experience and expertise is utilized to treat Arthritis of every type in Positive Homeopathy Clinics. A comprehensive regulation of medicinal dosages with the varied signs and symptoms peculiar to different types of arthritis are dispensed to provide cure to the patients.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of changes can help Arthritis patients ?
Avoid sports injuries
Lose weight and maintain a recommended weight.
Regular exercise without overexerting the joints involved.
Include fish, fruits, vegetables and nuts in the diet.
What can be done to avoid Arthritis?
Arthritis is the disease of the joint. Therefore, attempts should be taken to preserve the joints, their function and mobility. The main aim to preserve joints from getting diseased should be to increase the longevity of them. Unnecessary putting weight on joints, sudden improper movements of joints, dehydration of joints should be avoided.
How do I know I have arthritis?
It is always wise to clear doubts if you are suffering from pain in joints . Many a times, it is presumed to be a temporary pain which will disappearing soon and consulting a Doctor is not required. Therefore, to find out whether you have arthritis, you are supposed to Consult a Doctor and get the required diagnostic tests done to help diagnose.
How to prevent Arthritis :
Arthritis of any type can be prevented to a large extent by keeping the joints healthy, keeping the joints hydrated, maintaining the joint mobility, avoid pain causing incidents and ascertaining the risk factors causing arthritis such as lifting weights, awkward positioning of joints, sports injuries etc.
What should not be eaten if I have arthritis ?
- Dairy products
- Salt and preservatives
- Fried food
- High intake of meat
- Processed food
What are the early signs and symptoms of arthritis?
- Weakness of joints
- Joint pain
- Tenderness and warmth of the joints
- Joint swelling, Redness.
- Pain on extending the joint.