Facts About Arthritis

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Arthritis, also known as joint inflammation, is the disease which has become common nowadays in every part of the globe. There is no restriction on age or gender for suffering from this painful disease. If you want to know something more about arthritis, here are some interesting facts:

Fact 1: The meeting point of any two bones within the body is termed as ‘œjoint,’ and inflammation at this point is called arthritis. Weight-bearing joints are usually the most common points of arthritis.

Fact 2: Today the known types of arthritis are more than 100, some say 120. However, three types are most likely which are: rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia.

Fact 3:  A breakdown of the cartilage, which is a protective shield within a joint, is the major cause of arthritis. Decreased cartilage, broken bones, and autoimmune diseases are the other considerable causes behind arthritis.

Fact 4:  The symptoms of arthritis are very clear and easily understandable like: joint swelling, severe joint pain, difficulty in moving the joint, redness, and warmth around the joint area.

Fact 5: The interesting fact about treatment of arthritis is changing one’s lifestyle. The patient can defeat the disease by doing regular exercise.

Fact 6: One more beautiful fact about the treatment of arthritis is self-medication in the form of water therapy and massage which lead the patient towards recovery very soon.

Fact 7: All treatment methods for arthritis are very joyful, like adopting stress-reducing activities, meditation, plenty of sleep, and yoga lie in this category.

Fact 8:  The patient can make his or her life more delightful while struggling against arthritis. Just eat your beloved fruits enriched with vitamin E as well as fish to say goodbye to this disease.

Fact 9: Obesity and fatness welcome this disease cordially.

Fact 10: The most interesting fact about arthritis is that this is one of the oldest known diseases dating back to 4500 BC. However, we still could not defeat this disease even after knowing all its causes and treatments.

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  1. Amar

    April 5, 2013 2:36 am

    In order to help ease some of the pain associated with arthritis in your hands or fingers, you may want to consider using topical creams. Many of these creams helps joints to relax, which helps to ease arthritis pain. Just be sure you consult with your doctor before using these creams.


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