The Art of Arthritis

It is a surprise to know that there are around 60 million people in the world of all ages suffer from Arthritis. Most people believe that Arthritis is a disease of the old. Depending on the type of Arthritis whether Osteoarthritis of rheumatoid arthritis, it affects largely people from 18 years old and above. We should correct the belief that once you have it means you are old as this has been experienced mostly by 18-35-year-old adults as of this date. Older adults have been famous for Arthritis simply because this could not go away or heal the way it does to middle-aged adults. It is more common for women than men.

There are many types of Arthritis. It is a disease that causes inflammation. This inflammation can occur in different parts of the joints. Common symptoms are too much pain, swelling, stiffness, and redness of the affected area. The most common of which is being unable to walk and hold anything if it happens on the foot and on the hand. Having arthritis is not just based on our lifestyle. Arthritis can be inherited, severity based on age, sex to which women develop it more likely than men, joint injury and obesity.

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How can we manage Arthritis? If you happen to experience the most common symptoms of Arthritis, start a regular exercise, if you can’t engage yourself for a healthy daily exercise, you can try getting more physical activities that you can do every day. Physical activities are health to our bones and joints, the more we stretch, the more we move, the more that we eliminate stiffened joints.

Maintaining a healthy weight is very important. The heavier we are, the more we become susceptible to Arthritis simply because, our joints and bones could hardly carry our body which makes the bones more brittle.

It is also significant that we manage our activities and give ourselves enough time to rest. We cannot allow our joint and bones to get tired which also adds to the chance of getting Arthritis.

If we have a previous injury, we better take care of that part of the body not to be injured again. As injured joints or bones normally do not get back to normal. Once the cartilage has been damaged due to injury, this cannot hold the joints anymore.

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Arthritis becomes worse when joints twists and totally dislocate the bones due to its incapacity to hold the connecting bones. Avoiding foods that have high uric acids like organ meats, tuna, sardines, mackerel, and anchovies should also be avoided as these foods are the culprits for metabolic arthritis, one of the most common type of arthritis that tortures many young adults. Once these uric acids form as crystals, it settles on the joints especially on the foot which hurts so bad. In order to cure this naturally, we have to drink more than 8 glasses of water to wash away the crystals that give us that severe pain.

During the height of pain, water and pain relievers indeed give a lot of relief. The healing period varies on the foods you eat and your daily routine. Basically, what we can do is to learn the art of avoiding Arthritis, maintain daily stretches to move your joints, manage and chose the food we eat, quit smoking, don’t overwork, and drink a lot of water. A perfect healthy lifestyle is always better than getting a one-stop temporary solution for any types of pain.