Arthritis & Age Related Joint Problems

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Like everything else, there’s a lot of hearsay when it comes to one of the earliest diseases known to mankind, the big ‘A’ – arthritis. Let’s get about busting some of these myths
All joint pain is arthritis
Totally fictitious. There are several other conditions that can cause joint pain such as tendonitis, bursitis or other soft-tissue injuries, celiac disease, etc.
Arthritis affects only the old
Absolutely not! Anyone from a toddler of 1 to an octogenarian, and anyone in between, and beyond, can fall prey to it. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that two-thirds of people with arthritis are younger than 65, and a recent study found that it affects nearly 1 in 250 children
There’s just one type of arthritis
The truth is that there are several types of arthritis. Types of arthritis that are categorized by joint swelling, such as rheumatoid and psoriatic, can occur at any age
Cracking knuckles can cause arthritis
Go ahead and religiously perform this stress-relieving exercise. It strengthens your muscles. However, overdoing them can cause ligament tears.
Exercise is bad for arthritis patients
Exercise in any, and every, form is always healthy. However, there’s the golden rule of exercising, please do not use the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. And, kindly don’t exercise when you are in pain.
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What are the treatments for arthritis?
Medicines & drugs
First, the typical symptoms of arthritis (pain, stiffness etc.) can be treated with drugs like painkillers, non-steroidal and anti-inflammatory drugs as well as steroid tablets and local steroid injections
Physical therapies
Second, come physical therapies like hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy which are usually resorted to when drugs do not provide the desired relief
Medical surgeries
Third, the doctor might recommend surgical procedures like arthroscopy, arthroplasty, joint fusion, osteotomy and the like if drugs and physical therapies have not worked the desired way Alternative therapies like acupuncture, dietary supplements etc. are also increasingly being used to cure arthritis.

The right treatment is important

As Arthritis can make it very difficult for individuals to be physically active.
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