It means the inflammation of joints. This inflammation occurs as the joint becomes degenerated, arthritic or worned. It can affect people both young and old.It causes pain and inflammation around the joints and can detrimental to a person's quality of life.
There are over hundred types of arthritis. One of the most common ones is Osteoarthritis, which occurs when cartilage loses its elasticity. Rheumatoid arthritis is a little more severe as it is chronic and gets worse over time. Usually the hands and feet are affected first, but eventually other joints become inflamed as well.
It is an degenerative joint disease.It is most common in joints that bear weight such as knees, hips, feet and spine.In osteoarthritis there is a break down of cartilage,cartilage which acts as a shock absorber to the bones.Due to the breakdown of cartilage the cushioning effect of the joint is lost,which results in pain and swelling of the joint.
Osteoarthritis of the knee is mostly due to excess body weight,obesity and continuous trauma or injury to the joint.In the progressive stage it may worsen by deformities.It may also develop limp.In some cases of osteoarthritis of knee the pain,deformities and dysfunction may be so worsted that it may not respond to any treatment.In these cases often the knee replacement is suggested.
Osteoarthritis of spine may present with pain in neck or lumbago due to the bony enlargement that forms along the arthritic spine which results into deformities.
Other risk factors include:
2. Rheumatoid arthritis:
It is an chronic inflammatory disease involving mostly the small joints and may affect the organs.It is an autoimmune disorder.The cause is yet unknown.
In rheumatoid arthritis there is pain,swelling,tenderness and morning stiffness which lasts for more than 1 hour.It mainly affects the synovium.
Other symptoms include:
The course of disease varies greatly.Some people may have mild symptoms,but in most of the people the disease is progressive for life.If diagnosed early can prevent the progress of disease.
As a systemic disorder other than joint it affects skin, lungs, kidneys,heart and blood vessels.
RA decreases the life span by 3 to 7yrs,with heart diseases,infections,GI bleeding,accounting from drug treatment,cancer as well as underlying diseases may be responsible.Many are severely disabled despite of full treatment.Womens have poor prognosis as do patients with subcutaneous nodules,advanced age at disease onset,inflammation in more than 20 joints,high ESR and high levels of RF and anti CCP.
3. Juvenile Arthritis:
It is an arthritis related condition occurring in children and in teen agers less than 18yrs of age.
An early diagnosis of disease can help in managing and minimising the severity of disease.
Treatment depends on the type and severity of disease.
Systemic JIA involves whole body,with symptoms as high grade fever which rises in the evening and drops down suddenly.
Oligoarthritis JIA involves four or fewer joints wit pain,swelling and stiffness.
Polyarticular JIA (RA factor negative arthritis) affects mainly girls with swelling and pain in five or more joints.Nodules under the skin subjected to pressure may also be there.
Polyarticular JIA ( RA factor positive arthritis) affects mainly children.
Psoriatic arthritis presents with rash associated with joint pains.
Enthesitis related arthritis which involves the lower extremeties and spine.
Undifferentiated Arthritis is a arthritis which does not fit in any of the above categories.
Arthritis is caused when a joint which is where one bone moves on another bone, becomes affected in one way or another. It depends on the type of arthritis you have or what is wrong with the joint.It could be a lack of fluid, your body attacking itself, an infection, or your cartilage wearing away. Some of the causes of arthritis are age, weight, injury sustained, some sports and occupational hazards.
The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat arthritis but to address the underlying cause. In homoeopathy we take disease as the manifestation of body and we are least bother about the types of arthritis as we wholly concentrate on the symptoms of patients,his presentation,severity and duration of disease and the mental picture.
In case of Arthritis, by homoeopathic treatment first the pain will come down. Later the stiffness and swelling will go down. Subsequently the mobility of joints will improve
In advanced stage of arthritis homoeopathy helps to improve the quality of life and prevent the progress of disease.A prolonged treatment is found to be very helpful in advanced stages.
Homoeopathy has shown miracles even in bedridden cases who are now able to walk miles together.
Homoeopathic medicines has no side effects and can be taken on a safer side for a long time.
On the contrast by conventional treatment for arthritis includes drug treatment by corticosteroids or surgical treatment which has a long term side effects.The patient feels that they are taking ever strong pain killers and suffering with its side effects.
So to consult a qualified Homeopathic Doctor , Homeocare international is the best option which assures a healthy lifestyle
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