As we age, there are things that become harder for us to do like dancing, running and enjoying the simple physical activities we used to take for granted. We see elderly people walking with canes and other things to support their bodies. We usually hear them complain about how their back hurts even their knees.
They also have troubles standing up without assistance. That makes you think that ageing sucks, right? However, it may not be the only reason for pain and discomfort, what if they have a complication? What causes this pain for adults? Is it just for elderly people? Let us find out.
Ever wonder why you can’t climb the stairs with ease? You can’t even stand up quickly because of the irritating pain in your back or spine? Ever wonder why your knees and back hurt suddenly? Arthritis may be one reason, arthritis causes pain and swelling of joints that can cause mild to severe pain. Many people of all ages suffer from arthritis and there is no cure.
The typical symptoms of arthritis are pain in your joints, swelling, stiffness, heat, and redness. Arthritis can also affect not only our joints but also our skin, eyes, lungs and heart. There is also what is called rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis has different types, and each one of them differs in the severity of the pain that you can experience.
There are different of kinds of arthritis, and some can affect people based on their age or even their gender. Each one of the different types of arthritis also varies in the severity of pain you can experience. If ever you feel the symptoms of arthritis consult your doctor to know what kind it is. For now, let us talk about the different types so you can have a good background knowledge about arthritis.
Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is one of the most common joint diseases that usually affects middle-aged to elderly people. Osteoarthritis is also known as wear and tear. This results from the breakdown of cartilage, deterioration of tendons and ligaments and usually affects your hand joints, spine, and knees. Usually, osteoarthritis is the one that your grandma or grandpa feels.
Juvenile Arthritis: If there is arthritis that is for older adults or seniors, of course, there is also one for children. Juvenile Arthritis mainly affects children under the age of 16, and it is also called pediatric rheumatic disease.
Juvenile arthritis can affect not only the joints of children but also the eyes, skin, muscles and their gastrointestinal tract. If your child is suffering from this you should bring them to a paediatrician and also make sure they are receiving a balanced diet and regular exercise.
Infectious Arthritis: One of the most dangerous type of arthritis is called Infectious arthritis. This is the result of bacteria infecting the joints in your body. The germs or bacteria travel through your bloodstream and can quickly damage your bones and cartilage. Once you have had infectious arthritis, you will experience redness and heat, swelling and possibly a fever.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Is another severe kind of arthritis and is a chronic inflammatory disease where your own immune system mistakenly destroys your body tissues. This kind of arthritis directly attacks the lining of your joints and may result in joint deformity and bone erosion. Rheumatoid arthritis causes inflammation around the lining of your joints leading to painful swelling.
Rheumatoid arthritis can also affect our eyes, lungs, skin, blood vessels and heart. People that have rheumatoid arthritis develop nodules, rashes, and bone thinning. It can also cause Atherosclerosis resulting in your blood vessels absorbing more cholesterol and forming plaque.
Gout: Is also known as inflammatory arthritis, is usually common in people whose bodies contain a high level of uric acid. The uric acid forms needle-like crystals in your joints that deal sudden, and severe episodes of pain. Gout also results in tenderness, redness, and swelling. Gout can be treated with medications that can lower the uric acid levels in your body.
Arthritis is always associated with different severities of pain, and most of the patients end up not being able to take the pain anymore. There is still a natural way to avoid or manage the pain that you can experience with arthritis. The number one way is, of course, exercise.
Weight can affect the pain you experience with arthritis, and exercising can not only help you with losing weight but also helps in maintaining your joints flexibility. With proper exercise and diet, you can prevent future damage to your joints.
Foods with a high amount of omega-3 can lower the inflammation from arthritis, foods with high sulfur content can also rebuild the damaged tissue. Foods that you should avoid are those with excess sugar and hydrogenated oils. There are also over the counter supplements and medications that you can use to manage your arthritis such as magnesium, turmeric, and analgesics.
Magnesium strengthens your bones and maintains your joint cartilage. Turmeric can help with the pain, inflammation, and stiffness of your body. Although this can help you with your arthritis, it is still best to contact a medical expert to know what you can do about your arthritis.
Arthritis is often misunderstood due to a lack of knowledge, and if ignored arthritis can lead to more severe problems. Proper education can help you maintain the flexibility of your joints, and it can also help you prevent arthritis in the future. The different types of arthritis have different solutions that you can ask your doctor about. Living a healthy lifestyle not just for you but also for your family can prevent the development of arthritis.
You don’t want your family to experience troubles with climbing the stairs or even standing up from a chair, don’t you? So go outside and exercise, stop slouching on your sofa and playing video games. Life is short, nurture every moment and always keep track of your health. Exercising in the morning is a great way to help maintain a healthy life.
CBD has inflammatory agents and is said to reduce pain associated with arthritis. There are oils, CBD infused lotions and creams and mouth sprays that have been reported to relieve pain.
However, there is a lack of scientific evidence to prove that CBD products are an effective way to treat arthritis. More research is needed before any definite benefits/disadvantages can be determined. If you are considering taking any CBD product, please talk to your doctor before doing so.