Arthritis

Conditions are typically characterized by pain, aching, stiffness and swelling in and around one or more joints.

Definition:

  • Arthritis” defines around 200 rheumatic disease and conditions that affect joints.
  • Rheumatic diseases include various types of arthritis, as well as osteoporosis and systemic connective tissue diseases.
  • Types of arthritis such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis affect multiple organs and cause a long list of symptoms.
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 52.5 million adults report having been diagnosed by their doctor with some form of arthritis.
  • Arthritis can impair a person’s ability to perform “everyday” tasks.
  • Physical activity has a positive effect on arthritis and can improve pain, function and mental health.
  • The most common comorbid condition experienced with arthritis is heart disease.
  • Factors in the development of arthritis include injury, abnormal metabolism, genetic makeup, infections and immune system dysfunction.
  • Treatment for arthritis aims to control pain, minimize joint damage and improve or maintain quality of life.
  • Arthritis is treated with a combination of medications, physical therapies and patient education and support.

Sign and Symptom:

  • Pain.
    Pain from arthritis can be constant, or it may come and go. Pain might be isolated to one place or felt in many parts of the body.
  • Swelling.
    Some types of arthritis cause the skin over the affected joint to become red and swollen, and to feel warm to the touch.
  • Stiffness.
    Stiffness is a typical arthritis symptom, with some forms of arthritis causing increased stiffness upon waking up in the morning, after sitting at a desk, or after sitting in a car for a long time, and others resulting in stiffness after exercise or characterized by persistent stiffness.
  • Difficulty moving a joint.
    Moving a joint or getting up from a chair should not be hard or painful and can indicate arthritis or other joint problem.

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Exercise Video for Arthritis:

4 Yoga Poses to improve immune system
Credit to: Youtube

Indomethacin (NSAIDs)
Ferrous Fumarate (Oral iron)
Ibuprofen (NSAIDs)

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