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Arthritis Pain – What is arthritis?

Arthritis, essentially, is inflammation of the joints. The word comes from the combination of, “arthron”, which means, joint; and “itis”, which means inflammation. Arthritis is not necessarily a disease in itself, but is a condition, which may be a part of any one of several disease processes. There are many types of arthritis, and many syndromes, illnesses, and diseases of which it may be a symptom. Its defining characteristic is usually aching and painful joints.

Arthritis Pain – What Causes Arthritis?

Many things can cause arthritis. The cause depends on the type of arthritis. It can be due to infection, an autoimmune condition in which the body attacks itself, a structural problem such as increased or decreased synovial fluid, (the fluid which surrounds the joints and provides lubrication in addition to cushioning and protection), problems with the cartilage, problems with the muscles, ligaments, and tendons which control the motion of the joints, being overweight, previous injuries, and damage due to use over time, (age).

Arthritis Pain – What can be done to help arthritis?

Things that can be done to help arthritis, again, depend on the cause. Some of these may be of the “natural”, non-pharmaceutical variety; others may involve medications to improve the condition.

Something as simple as exercises that stretch the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, adding flexibility to the joint, or exercises that strengthen the muscles surrounding the joint, adding stability and support to it, may help. If you are overweight, getting those extra pounds off is bound to help, no matter what the cause, because every excess pound is another unneeded pound that your joints must carry.

It could also be that a change in nutritional habits is in order. This will likely not cure the arthritis, but it may help. Since arthritis is inflammation of the joints, anything that reduces inflammation is a good thing. Foods that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids help to reduce inflammation. These foods include many types of fish, flaxseed, and some types of nuts, such as walnuts. Foods rich in vitamins C and D may also help, as may onions and olive oil. Broccoli Brazil nuts, shellfish, and tuna are also good choices.  Dr Bill Code from Vancouver Island suggests Emu Oil, Turmeric, Omega-3, Alpha-lipoic acid, Sublingual B-12 and Vitamin D for chronic pain.

Foods which may increase the inflammatory process include things like red meat, soy, and sugar. Some aged cheeses and wines may also increase inflammatory processes in some people. Some research has shown that cutting out preservatives and artificial sweeteners, such as Aspartamine, may help also.

Caffeinated drinks should be kept to a minimum as caffeine keeps many needed nutrients from being absorbed by the body.

Arthritis Pain – Arthritis medications and their effects?

The number of medications for arthritis is as vast as the causes of this condition, but none of them comes without risk. In the beginning stages, Tylenol and/or an anti-inflammatory may be tried.

Tylenol can cause serious liver problems though, over time, and the dose cannot be increased as the condition worsens due to its toxic effects on the liver.

Anti-inflammatory agents such as Aspirin, Motrin, and Naproxen may bring some relief, but it can cause a lot of stomach pain and over time can lead to gastrointestinal bleeding. Anyone with decreased kidney functions, as is often found in the elderly, should be very wary of taking these types of medications for long term.

Steroid medicines also decrease inflammation, but can cause brittle bones, weight gain, increased blood sugar levels, and they decrease your body’s natural immune responses and healing mechanisms.

In extremely painful cases, narcotic pain relievers may be prescribed, but they will only bring short term relief before the dosage must be increased which increases the chances of serious complications such as over sedation and cessation of breathing.

Arthritis medications specifically for rheumatoid type arthritis’ are not without side effects either. These effects include stomach, skin, and vision problems.

No matter what the cause of arthritis, there is no doubt that good nutrition, exercise, and a maintaining a healthy body weight are foundational elements that can assist those suffering from painful arthritis.

Arthritis Pain – Alternative Treatment

Have you ever considered using RITM Scenar Therapy for Arthritis Pain?

The effectiveness of RITM Scenar therapy for pain relief is substantial and lasts longer than other pain control methods. RITM Scenar therapy does not treat disease—it restores health. RITM Scenar therapy involves finding imbalances in the body and treating them accordingly. RITM Scenar therapy does not act upon one specific body part or organ, but on the WHOLE body. The sole purpose of Scenar therapy is to stimulate the body’s own natural healing processes.

The RITM Scenar is a hand held medical device that relieves pain by delivering non invasive, non toxic computer modulated therapeutic electro stimulation onto and through the skin. It is a reflex biofeedback device involving no drugs and no surgery.  RITM Scenar personal devices are available from an authorized RITM Canada Distributor.

Arthritis facts

– Arthritis refers to more than 100 different diseases that affect joints and tissues, including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

– Arthritis is a common cause of disability in the United States.

– The cause of arthritis isn’t known but there is a genetic predisposition.

– About 50 millions Americans — including 300,000 children — have arthritis. Most have juvenile idiopathic arthritis, also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

– Symptoms among children include muscle and soft tissue tightening, bone erosion, joint misalignment and changes in growth patterns.

– While there is no cure for arthritis, treatments (including medications, therapy and surgery) can help to relieve inflammation, control pain and improve quality of life.

SOURCE for Arthritis facts: Arthritis Foundation

Arthritis Pain – Scenar Health Canada

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