Arthritis is notably the most common of disabling diseases known to man.
Most people are familiar with the term. At least ten percent of the world
population experiences experience arthritis with thirteen million people
in the U.S. alone. People who suffer from this disease have to limit what
they can and can’t do. 750,000 people are so become so handicapped
by this disease that they can’t even leave their homes.
Two Kinds of Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis comes earlier in life, usually before 45 and deforms
the bones and joints through inflammation caused by items found in the
bloodstream. Osteoarthritis comes later in life, usually after 45. This
is the common arthritis that you normally hear about and stems from natural
life. Life has activity and this can take a toll on the joints causing
arthritis. Both forms of arthritis cause inflammation of the joints and
tendons which can cause people to suffer from severe pain.
Spinal osteoarthritis can also be diagnosed in the form of Osteophytes,
which can cause injury with discs, and be a part of degenerative disc disease.
What You Notice
Those who suffer from arthritis might feel stiff when walking and feel
their lower limbs begin to become stiff as well. Mild aches and pains
that don’t have rhyme or reason may occur. Redness and inflammation
is also a sign you may notice. Mild fatigue, loss of grip strength in
the hands, and other muscle weakness are common signs of arthritis.
What It Feels Like
- Stiffness in the legs, feet, hands, knees, elbows
- Trouble using feet and balancing
- Fingers feel swollen, unable to make a fist
- Difficulty sitting for long hours
- Not able to kneel or squat
- Pain moving or lifting the limbs
- Difficulty using hands to operate scissors, pens, etc.
- What To Do
To treat arthritis, you need to reduce the swelling as quickly as possible.
Call Spine & Disc and ask for an
appointment to discuss using Newlife WaveTherapy™ to reduce overall muscle, joint
and tendon swelling resulting from overuse, bursitis, and sports injuries.