Arthritis Treatment Alternatives

Arthritis Treatment Alternatives

Arthritis is a debilitating condition that may limit the activities that one can be able to do. There are now a number of arthritis treatments available in order for sufferers to deal with the condition and lead a more enriching life. But some of the treatments can get too expensive, leading other people to look […]

Coping with Arthritis Pain

Coping with Arthritis Pain

The pain associated with arthritis can be quite debilitating. Being able to cope up with it becomes an important part of daily life for people suffering from arthritis. Here are some of the ways to cope up with arthritis pain.MedicationThere are several medications now available for arthritis pain relief. Over the counter medications include acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen. Acetaminophen as well as aspirin can be used to treat occasional arthritic pain that may be caused by certain physical…

Degenerative Joint Disease

Degenerative Joint Disease

Degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis is a group of diseases involving the degeneration of tissues that surround the joints, which lead to joint pain, inflammation and damage. There can be many factors involved in the development of degenerative joint diseases. Since it usually is accompanied by the aging process, many people automatically associate it with the typical wear and tear that the joints go through over time. But there are many other facts that people do not know about degenera…

Safe Strategies for Using Over-the-Counter Arthritis Drugs

Safe Strategies for Using Over-the-Counter Arthritis Drugs

The most important part of an arthritis patient’s arsenal is over-the-counter inflammatory drugs; they are also the most available. Most patients take them for years without experiencing any problems. However, it’s necessary to know potential side-effects and health risks that can result from overuse. Health.com shares the following strategies for using over-the-counter arthritis drugsRisk of ulcers and stomach problemsEach year, approximately 100,000 Americans suffer from ulcers and gastrointes…

Understanding Psoriatic Arthritis

Understanding Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that affects some people suffering from a skin condition called psoriasis. Psoriatic arthritis may develop as a secondary condition to the serious skin condition although there are some people who might develop it before skin lesions may appear. Causes of psoriatic arthritisPsoriatic arthritis is caused by a skin condition known as psoriasis which is characterized by a rapid buildup of dead skin cells that form into thick red scaly patches in the body. …

Understanding Reactive Arthritis

Understanding Reactive Arthritis

Reactive arthritis is an autoimmune condition that develops as a response to an infection in the body. This condition is triggered as a reaction to another infection from some other part of the body, thus termed as “reactive”. The condition is characterized by inflammation of the joints similar to that of arthritis. The the inflammation can also affect other organs such as the eyes, skin as well as the urethra. Causes of reactive arthritisThe underlying cause of reactive arthritis is an infectio…

Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

Controlling the effects of rheumatoid arthritis usually involves a good deal of pain management. One of the best means to manage the pain and the disabling effects of the condition is by employing certain techniques that help protect the joints. Trying to avoid stressing the joints needlessly can help reduce the pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Here are some ways on how this could be done. Understand the condition and respect itRheumatoid arthritis is characterized by joint tissue infl…

Understanding Ankylosing Spondylitis

Understanding Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic and painful form of degenerative inflammatory arthritis that mainly affects the spine and the joints between the spine and the pelvis. This condition usually leads to the eventual fusion of the spine, making it become completely rigid. This condition may also cause inflammation on other parts of the body such as the joints in the hips, knees and feet as well as on the tendons and ligaments that are attached to the bones. Causes of Ankylosing Spondylitis …

Understanding Arthritis

Understanding Arthritis

Arthritis is a group of conditions characterized by inflammation brought about by damage in the joints. Joints are areas in the body where two different bones meet. They function to move the different body parts connected by the bones. Damage in these areas of the body can cause inflammation as well as pain. Types of arthritisThere are different types of arthritis that can affect people. The different types of arthritis range from those that are associated with the wear and tear of cartilage in …

Understanding Septic Arthritis

Understanding Septic Arthritis

Septic arthritis is one of the many kinds of arthritis characterized by the inflammation of joints. What makes septic arthritis different from other forms of the disease is the means of how it is caused. The inflammation in the affected joints is brought about by an infection usually caused by bacteria and rarely by a virus or a fungi. What cause septic arthritis?Septic arthritis can arise or develop from an infection found somewhere else in the body. It can develop in people with an upper respi…