How to Deal with Arthritis Pain. Review

One-third of adults have arthritis. Arthritis, which is defined as a painful joint inflammation, can be one of two types, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.

The breakdown of cartilage of the joint is known as osteoarthritis, which normally affects the knees, wrists, or fingers. Your joints and other parts of the body like lungs and heart can be affected by rheumatoid arthritis. Symptoms of this form of arthritis include pain in the wrists or knees. This illness causes a lot of pain and discomfort and has the ability to disrupt our lives, cause us to suffer from depression, and make us generally miserable during work and leisure time. Since there is no cure, all we can do is attempt to alleviate its symptoms.

There are drugs that can be used to treat arthritis. Non-prescription medications like acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin can be helpful, but we must exercise caution when taking them because they have the potential of causing liver damage or other problems.

Prescription drugs are continually being developed. Larger doses of anti-inflammatory medications such as Naxopren, Celebrex, Ibuprofen, or Meloxicam can be prescribed by your physician. Our hope is that scientists will soon find a safe and effective drug for this condition, which is serious.

Topical medications are drugs which are spread on the afflicted joint, such as creams like Bengay. There are almost no secondary effects and they provide relief. Steroid injections are employed on the joints which are affected. They hurt a lot, and do not last very long.

In order to relieve the pain from arthritis we need to take part in the process. In order to feel better, we need to explore other possibilities, since medicine alone cannot do the trick.

Since there is a link between obesity and arthritis, gentle exercise is an excellent way to keep our weight under control and maintain a healthy body. Walk consistently, use stretching exercises, or begin a class in yoga to have more control over your arthritis. Swimming is beneficial for the joints, but use caution with regard to humidity.

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