You have probably know that”Arthritis” some kind of a disease. But what is it, exactly? And can it be treated?
Arthritis is an inflammation in the joints and can be a debilitating problem.
The word “arthritis” comes from Greek: “arthro”-joint and “itis”= inflammation.
It is actually a group of diseases and what causes it- is still unknown!
There are about 100 kinds of Arthritis.
The most common one is Osteoarthritis, which is more common among elderly, with premature aging of the joints.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is also common among adults.
Although We usually associate arthritis with elderly people, it exists among young people too: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis – occurs in children less than 16 years of age.
What are the symptoms of having arthritis?
General pain, joints pain, fatigue and stiffness in the morning.
And how does arthritis affect’s someone’s life?
Since this decease causes a constant fatigue, one must adapt his work environment or studying. Working full days, 5 times a week, can make one more tiring than for the average person and the same applies for kids and school attendance.
In addition, participating in sports and physical activity can be challenging and saying at home, as a result of the constant fatigue, can bring to social isolation.
Therefore, it is extremely important to take care of the disease.
Therapy includes medications, physical activity, occupational therapy, Physiotherapy and anti inflammatory medications. Sometimes join replacement is needed.
What can be done to prevent Arthritis?
Nothing! because at the moment, reasons to the diseases are unknown and therefore, can’t predict the illness.
But once the disease was found, you can ease its’ symptoms:
Morning stiffness is common in rheumatoid arthritis, so being careful will waking and wake up slowly, can help ease it.
As for sports, exercise is excellent but need to choose the right exercise, as there are clearly exercises that are bad and exercises that are good.
Best sport to practice with arthritis is Swimming, since there is no pressure on the joins when you are in water.
Biking and walking are good too.
In this clip, Dr. Sarah Campillo reveals the symptoms and treatments for dealing with this condition on a daily basis.