ARTHRITIS

ARTHRITIS

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joint. In the long term, if this inflammation is not treated, it can cause significant and irreversible damage such as joint degeneration and even disability.

There are several forms of arthritis. The most well-known are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Causes

  • Genetics
  • Trauma
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Infections

Sometimes the cause is unknown.

SYMPTOMS

  • Muscle and joint pain when making certain movements;
  • Muscle and joint stiffness when you wake up or after an extended rest;
  • Swelling of the joint;
  • Joint that feels hot to the touch;
  • Fatigue;
  • Appearance of nodules (especially on the elbows).

PREVENTION

There are very few ways to prevent inflammatory arthritis other than maintaining a healthy lifestyle and seeing a health therapist. The following professionals can help relieving arthritic pain if consulted as soon as the first symptoms appear: an orthotherapist, physiotherapist, massage therapist, occupational therapist, osteopath, chiropractor.

Treatments

  • Exercise program (muscular and cardiovascular);
  • Massage therapy;
  • Medication (prescribed by a doctor);
  • Over-the-counter natural products (Arthri-Muscle);
  • Stretching;
  • Physiotherapy.