Arthritis is an inflammatory disease of joints that causes stiffness and swelling. It is a common cause of pain and disability. 40% of people over the age of 65 suffer from it in one form or another. And 45 million working days are lost each year because of it. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to stop arthritis, but there are a number of natural treatments available on net that will help to ease the pain and slow down the progress of the disease. Anti inflammatory natural treatments are more effective. Rather than using drugs and injection could be more effective temporary but have greater side effects, such as nausea and abdominal pain.
Forms of Arthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and one person in 10 will suffer from it. Sufferers will often be people who have been used to vigorous exercise and who have, quite literally, worn the lining of their joints away. The knees, hips and spine are usually the first areas of the body to affected. Pain start off as an ache that comes and goes. As the disease gets worse, it will become more and more difficult to move these joints initially due to pain, but later due to deformity. The worn out surfaces, especially of the knee, can be felt grating over each other.
This is the most severe form of arthritis and will affect one peron in 100. It occurs when the membrane which lines the joint becomes thick and swollen. Unlike osteoarthritis, this affects the fingers and toes first. The onset is often slow and many joints, particularly the arms, feet, wrists and hands, will become stiff, painful and deformed inhibiting movement.
Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
About 1000 children under the age of 16 are affected by juvenile chronic arthritis. It often starts with a severe ‘flu like illness that leaves the joints swollen, painful and stiff. Fortunately, 75% of the sufferers will recover on their own.
Here we recommend you natural treatments to ease arthritis pain and stiffness naturally.
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