Arthritis is a condition that causes pain when one’s joints are inflamed i.e., swollen. Beyond painful inflammation, it also causes stiffness of the joints. It can affect one joint or multiple joints. It affects people regardless of age, background, sex. race, etc.,
Causes of Arthritis
There is no general cause for all types of arthritis. The cause or causes may vary according to the form of arthritis the person has.
The possible causes of Arthritis may include:
The major forms of arthritis are usually linked to a combination of different factors, but some don’t have specific causes and tend to appear unpredictable in the way they appear.
Types of Arthritis
There are different types of Arthritis, the most common types are;
Osteoarthritis: this the most common type of arthritis. It is found mostly in people aged between 40 years and above. Women and people whose family has an history of this condition, tends to have it more. It affects the smooth cartilage lining that can be found in the joint thus making movement difficult and with pain and stiffness. Once this occurs, the tendons and ligaments work harder, this will lead to the bones rubbing on one another, alter the shape of the joint and force the bones out of their normal position. The hands, spine, knees and hips are the most affected joints
Rheumatoid arthritis: this often starts between the age of 40 and 50 years old. Women have higher tendency of having this than men. The immune system of the body focuses their attack on the affected joints leading to pain and swelling. The Synovium (the outer covering of the joint) is first affected, from here, it spreads across the joints causing more swelling and change in the shape of the joint. People having Rheumatoid Arthritis tend to have issues with tissues and other organs in their body.
There other types of Arthritis and conditions that relates to it. They are;
Symptoms of Arthritis
Since there are various types of Arthritis, the symptoms also vary; this is dependent on the type of Arthritis one has. The most important thing is to have a precise diagnosis once you begin to feel the following;
Arthritis and Children
Arthritis can be found mostly in older people, but it also affects children. The most common Arthritis found in children is known as Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). It causes pain and swelling one or more joints, causes are unknown. The popular types of JIA are
There is no permanent cure to Arthritis, but there are treatments to help slow down the effect. The major treatments are Medication. Physiotherapy and Surgery.
Another effective treatment is Maragbafin’s Arthritis Soap and Cream as well as the Tea.