What You Need To Know About Arthritis
Quays Clinic of Hypnotherapy
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Arthritis can affect anyone and any age. It commonly affects people ages 55 years of age and older. There are over 100 types of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are the most common forms, found occurring more in older adults.
What Is Arthritis?
Arthritis is the inflammation of the joints. When you look at your joints, it’s a combination of cartilage, bones, ligaments, membranes, and fluids. The main thing is that you don’t want your bones to rub against each other in movement. Arthritis could be something going wrong with any of those things. It could be an infection, the cartilage could be wearing thin, or your fluid could be low and not nourishing your cartilage and joints.
What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the synovia membrane has been attacked. The joint has severe pain and swelling. This is a more common form of arthritis found in those between the ages of 40 and 60. It is possible for anyone to be affected though. It starts by affecting the feet and hands and then will spread to other joints. It’s an autoimmune disease which means a person’s immune system is attacking the line of the joints causes the inflammation. A person who has rheumatoid arthritis may even suffer joint deformity.
What Are The Symptoms Of Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a tricky disease. It can be very mild one day and an outrageous pain the next. The pain can come and go, with mild signs in a few weeks to many in a few months. The common symptoms are morning stiffness lasting more than an hour, becoming anemic due to the low count of red blood cells, a loss of weight and appetite, and puffy hands.
A person with Rheumatoid arthritis could also experience flu like symptoms months before other Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms appear. This includes a low fever, depression, and tiredness. Rheumatoid arthritis affects many joints. You’ll experience it in:
The base joints of the fingers
Middle of the fingers
What Is Osteoarthritis?
When you think of osteoarthritis, think osteo - arthritis, which is bone arthritis. It is a type of arthritis that makes the cartilage become stiff. The cartilage should be flexible to cover and move with the bone. It also absorbs shock. Without it, the tendons can become stretched. Osteoarthritis is more common in women older than 50.
What Are The Symptoms Of Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis has many symptoms. You’ll find to have much pain, problems moving your joints, and morning stiffness. The timing of the stiffness is a good indicator. The stiffness will last approximately 30 minutes and will get better. Other symptoms include your joints becoming warm, joints feeling tender, and having a limited range of motion. Osteoarthritis affects many joints. You’ll experience it in:
Base of your thumb
You can consult with your doctor about arthritis, especially if you are having symptoms of arthritis pain. You don’t have to live in constant pain. If you are found to have it, he can come up with an arthritis treatment plan.
Ian Smith (Distinction) D.Hyp T.F.T M.U.F.H M.A.A.H U.K.C.H.O N.R.H C.I.S.H
Quays Clinic of Hypnotherapy in North Shields
Telephone: 0774 3353367.
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