Arthritis is an informal way of talking about joint disease. They are over 100 conditions that fall under the umbrella of arthritis. People of all ages, sexes and races have it and it is the leading cause of disability. It is most common among women and is more frequent when one gets older. Arthritis is of different types: degenerative, inflammatory, infectious and metabolic. Symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion in the joints. They can come and go, be mild, moderate or severe or stay for years, progress and get worse over time. Arthritis can cause severe damage to the joints. Often, this damage is invisible to the naked eye, but can be seen on X-ray.
You can do a lot to preserve your joint function. Physical activity and weight management is essential to keep the joints ticking. Applying indirect heat or cold to painful joints is one of the easiest ways of relieving pain and stiffness. Neither heat nor cold should be applied for more than 20 minutes though. Treating arthritis early is the key. And early and aggressive treatment is especially important to those who will develop severe arthritis.
Other forms of medicine that offer treatment for arthritis are quite expensive and protracted. Homeopathy offers holistic care for arthritis and its pain management. Positive Homeopathy has treated thousands of patients with arthritis with individualized prescriptions. Our homeopathic doctors evaluate the patient and start treating the condition from the source. Homeopathic treatments for arthritis aim at minimizing pain and joint damage.
If left untreated, the long-term damage to the joints can be significant. Fibrous tissue may form around the joints, and bones may fuse together. This can cause deformity and a loss of mobility. Of course, with the hands being the most commonly affected, this loss of mobility can cause serious issues with quality of life.
Mrs. Rama Laxmi
Am impresses with the kind of support that I got from Positive Homeo. The doctors are good to listen the patients and treat well. Got relief from my arthritis pains now. Thank you.
I have taken treatment for arthritis at Positive Homeopathy for the past few months and now I feel good and satisfied fully with the treatment. The clinics are amazingly maintained and staff are very friendly.
**Results may vary from patient to patient
A 32 year old female, Swetha , is referred to you for evaluation of acute onset arthritis of hands, wrists, knees, and feet, as well a pruritic rash. The symptoms have been present for 3 weeks and her family physician found that she had an ANA of 1:160 and negative rheumatoid factor. She is sent to you with the diagnosis of SLE.
Examination: mild symmetric polyarthritis of hands, wrists, and feet. erythematous rash on the trunk. Otherwise unremarkable.
A 22 year old male, Naveen , comes to the ER c/o a 3 day hx of right knee pain. The pain has become progressively worse to the point that he is unable to bear weight on it at all.
Examination: temperature 38.0. right knee flexed to 30 degrees. He will not allow you to flex or extend the knee. It is warm, and there is redness as well as tenderness around the knee.
Frequently Asked Qustions
What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a name for a group of conditions affecting the joints, muscles, and connective tissues of the body. Arthritis causes pain and stiffness of the joints, and can significantly affect quality of life
Is rheumatism different to arthritis?
Not really. Rheumatism is just a more general word that was used in the past. It described pain in your bones, muscles and joints. We know more today about problems with bones, muscles and joints, so we use words like back pain, arthritis