Arthritis is a degenerative condition that affects the joints causing severe pain and greatly reducing mobility. In severe cases and if neglected the effects can be debilitating.
Arthritis is typically associated with old age and although most prevalent among the aged it can affect almost anyone, but this it is uncommon among young adults and children. Arthritis may not be a life threatening condition but it is a dreaded condition because of the extent to which it affects your life.
Factors relating to it are fatigue, shock, injury, and exposure to cold and dampness. At times nodules may show up under the skin, around the elbows, wrists and fingers, and occasionally on the ankles. The control of this particular type of arthritis may require the cooperation of a physician, a physical therapist, an orthopedic surgeon, and often the physician who specializes in psychosomatic diseases. There are more than 100 types of arthritis. There’s osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gouty arthritis, psoratic arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, systemic infectious arthritis, arthritis associated with a venereal disease and many others. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout.
Arthritis generally afflicts people between the ages of 20 and 50, but can affect all ages, even infants. The average age of onset is 47 and about three out of every five people with arthritis are under 65 years of age. Below you will find a list of helpful remedies and suggestions to help you with your arthritis pain.
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• Helpful Foods
• Weight Loss
• Eat With Caution
• Avoid Vegetable Oils
• Heat Up
• Cool Down
• Use Herbs
• Take Vitamin C
• Avoid Heavy Duty Pain – Killers
• Massage Therapy
• De-Stress Your Life
Research links rheumatoid arthritis to vitamin C deficiency. Take a total of 500 mg. of vitamin C spread out in small doses throughout the day.Tranquilizers and sleeping pills may seem to help, but in the long run they can become addictive. Take aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen instead.