Arthritis means inflammation of one or more joints due to infectious, metabolic, or constitutional causes. It is often used to refer to group of 100 rheumatic diseases that can cause pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints. 

Arthritis is more common among adults aged 65 years or older, but it can affect people of all ages, including children.

It can cause a range of symptoms and impair a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks

Diet and nutrition can play a role in managing arthritis and the risk of arthritis. Nuts & Seeds, Fruits & Vegetables may help to reduce inflammation.                                                                                                    

Some people may be genetically more likely to develop certain arthritic conditions. Additional factors, such as previous injury, infection, smoking and physically demanding occupations, can interact with genes to further increase the risk of arthritis.

CAUSES

• Harmful work habits
• Stress
• Viral or Bacterial infections
• Nutritional deficiencies
• Immune system dysfunction, such as in RA and SLE

SYMPTOMS

Different types of arthritis have different symptoms and the symptoms vary in severity from person to person. Osteoarthritis does not generally cause any symptoms outside the joint. Symptoms of other types of arthritis may include fatigue, fever, rash, and the signs of joint inflammation, including:

• Pain, swelling
• Stiffness
• Tenderness
• Redness
• Warmth

TYPES OF ARTHRITIS                                                           

• Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
• Osteoarthritis (OA)
• Sero-negative Arthritis
• Ankylosing Arthritis
• Reiter’s disease
• Cystal arthropathies

The two major arthritis are Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis.

OSTEOARTHRITIS:-  

• Osteoarthritis is known as degenerative joint disease.
• It is more common in women than in men.
• It affects the cartilage the slippery tissue on the ends of bones that meet in a joint.
• It affects mostly the people above 65 years of age.

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS:-

• It is a rheumatic disease like gout, fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis etc.
• It affects about 2.1 million people.
• If often begins in middle age and more frequent in the older generation.
• The wrist and finger joints closest to the hand are most frequently affected. Neck, Shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle and feet joints can also be affected.
• This arthritis can last for years and can affect other parts of the body, not only the joints.
• Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body.

INVESTIGATION

X-Rays, Blood tests

HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT

Homeopathy will help arthritis by strengthening the body’s immune system and therefore reducing the symptoms of arthritis.  Homeopathic remedies are extremely beneficial for relieving knee pain and pain that results from touching a sore joint. The Scope of homoeopathic treatment in arthritis is very favorable.

Homeopathy treatment aims to control pain, minimize joint damage, and improve or maintain quality of life. A properly prescribed homeopathic remedy can lower the progression of disease and in highly susceptible people can prevent the occurrence or prolong the onset of disease. There homoeopathy medicines which give great relief in Arthritis some of them are Rhus-tox , Guaiacum, Bryonia, Mag.phos, Chelidonium, Arnica, Led.pal, Cimcifuga, Cal.phos, Belladonna etc.

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