Misunderstanding arthritis is not uncommon. Do not mistake it to be an age-related problem. Also, it is commonly mistaken to be a knee joint problem. In reality, arthritis refers to any health condition that is affecting the several joints in your body. In fact, it is our nation’s No. 1 cause of disability.
Arthritis can affect people of any age, sex and ethnic background. Crucial observations have reported that people with less physical activity are affected the most. Also, it is more common in women (26%) than in men (18%).
The term “arthritis” is derived from the Greek words ‘arthro-’ (meaning Joint) and ‘-itis’ (meaning inflammation). Arthritis brings with itself common symptoms like joint pains, swellings, stiffness and difficulties in movement.
Interestingly, these symptoms are unpredictable; they may be chronic or acute. Depending upon severity, symptoms may be mild, moderate or severe. It may also interfere with the person’s ability to manage daily activities.
Regular physical activity could be a boon for arthritis patients. Pain relief, maintaining (or improving) movement and locomotion, and smooth performance of daily activities definitely find influence from light exercises.
One has to understand that no cure is available for arthritis. However, medicines can significantly reduce its symptoms.
In fact, arthritis can cause permanent joint changes. Most often, these changes have visible effects, for e.g. one’s walking pattern changes.
Types of Arthritis
2. Inflammatory Arthritis
3. Degenerative Arthritis
4. Infectious Arthritis
5. Metabolic Arthritis
6. Diagnosing Arthritis
Symptoms of Arthritis
- Pain, swelling and stiffness in joints
- Inability to move joints properly
- Red, warm, swollen and painful joints
- General sickness
- Unexpected fever, fatigue, weight loss and swollen lymph glands
Factors affecting arthritis
- Males and females above 44 years
- Females above 14 years
- Family history
- Past joint injuries
- Infections such as Lyme disease
- Frequent joint activities like kneeling
Interesting Facts about Arthritis
- Women are more affected than men
- Rheumatoid arthritis is inherited
- There are over 100 types of arthritis
- Drinking tea could lower arthritis risks
- Obesity can increase arthritis risks
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