Arthritis: Basic Facts

Arthritis symptoms of pain and stiffness are usually caused by degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis),they are the common types. The more than 100 types of arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis and gout. A diagnosis is necessary in order to develop a treatment plan.

Your Life From Day To Day And How RA Impacted You:

When you think how RA impacts the body, it’s vital to know that RA sufferers are unique to themselves and that no two people are exactly alike — and every day can be different.Like everything in life, some people may find that their symptoms come and go. While others may experience symptoms on a daily basis, some days RA symptoms can be very strong and severe. Some other times they may be less noticeable.

You And Your RA

“Painful,” “uncomfortable,” “restrictive” — oftentimes people use these words to describe RA. Get to know the basics of RA, the role of inflammation, and the impact it has on you

RA is a systemic disease.

This means it can affect more than 1 part of the body.

RA can occur at almost any age.

It tends to develop between the ages of 40 and 70.

Inflammation. How it impacts other RA symptoms.
The inflammation of RA can play a major role in creating joint problems. It can bring about tenderness and swelling in the joints, as well as significant stiffness and pain. While RA can affect any joint, it most often involves the small joints in the hands and feet.

Common RA symptoms include:

Stiffness in the morning and joint pain
Swelling and limited motion of many joints
Overall feeling of being ill


You Must Move to Help Prevent Joint Pain
Keep joints healthy by keeping them moving. The more you move, the less stiffness you’ll have. Whether you’re reading, working, or watching TV, change positions often. Move away from your desk or your chair and move around.MOVE is your action word!

Joint Pain and Arthritis

With overuse or injury, cartilage on the end of the joints can break down, causing a narrowing of the joint space and the bones to rub together. Painful bony growths, or spurs, may form. This can lead to swelling, stiffness, and possibly osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis. Another type of arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease characterized by extreme inflammation.

Protect Your Body including your joints.
Your joints are most vulnerable for injuries. So protecting your joints your whole life is important. Wear protective gear like elbow and knee pads when taking part in high-risk activities like skating.It makes a lot of sense to wear braces and other protective gear as investment for your future peaceful life.



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