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Can Arthritis Be Cured Permanently? Exploring Effective Methods!

Have you ever experienced swelling and stiffness in your joints that wouldn’t go away, then make sure to visit a healthcare professional as soon as ...

by Kendra Reed

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Have you ever experienced swelling and stiffness in your joints that wouldn’t go away, then make sure to visit a healthcare professional as soon as you can, the stiffness might be due to some serious joint-related condition, arthritis. But what exactly is that? Arthritis is a condition that is known to affect 50 million adults causing joint pain and related difficulties. It is caused due to the inflammation of one or more joints.

The symptoms of Arthritis can affect your whole body including your shoulder, knees, spine, hips, hand, and wrist. When you look for the cause, there won’t be a definite answer as many factors can contribute to it. In this article, we try to learn more about arthritis and to see if it can be cured permanently.

Major Types Of Arthritis

Even though there exist distinct types of arthritis, there are some forms that are most commonly found including:

Osteoarthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is considered to be an auto-immune disease where the body starts to attack its own tissues resulting in joint inflammation and damage. The symptoms may include swollen joints, fatigue, stiffness in joints especially in the morning, etc. It can affect any adult regardless of their age.

Osteoarthritis

The most frequent kind of arthritis is osteoarthritis. The onset of osteoarthritis is marked by the roughening of cartilage. It is usually found in women and tends to affect the knees, hands, hips, and back.

Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is also considered to be an auto-immune condition where you might experience a reddish skin rash called psoriasis along with swelling and stiffness. It generally affects people who are already suffering from psoriasis.

Juvenile Arthritis

Juvenile arthritis is the type of arthritis found in children less than 16 years of age. It is also an auto-immune medical condition that can cause swelling in the joints. The symptoms of this condition might go away with early treatment.

Gout

Gout is generally found to affect the big toe as well as some specific joints in the body. This condition can cause redness and swelling in the joints and is caused due to the presence of excess amount of uric acid in the body.

Symptoms

Studies have shown that almost 58 million people are affected by arthritis in the United States. Although no known cures have been discovered till now, there are plenty of ways in which you can manage the symptoms associated with arthritis. The symptoms may be weak or severe depending upon the intensity and the period of the condition. Major symptoms include joint pain, joint swelling, stiffness, limited range of motion, etc. 

If you suffer from any of the symptoms mentioned above and notice they are getting worse, you should immediately consult a doctor. They will run a range of tests including blood tests and joint x-rays to look for infections.

Tips To Cure Arthritis

Although no major permanent cures for arthritis have been discovered so far, there are certain tips you can follow to manage and treat the symptoms.

Hot And Cold Therapy

Hot and cold therapies are found to be very useful in providing permanent relief from joint pains. Hot therapy is the application of heat to provide relaxation to whatever area that is affected including joints and muscles. Cold therapy involves the application of cold to the affected joints which helps in reducing inflammation.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used for centuries to reduce symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis. It improves blood circulation which helps in reducing swelling in the joints associated with inflammation.

Regular Exercise

Regular exercise helps in strengthening the muscles and improving blood circulation in the areas around the affected joints. You can begin with simple exercises and gradually increase the intensity of the workout. Doing exercises regularly can significantly reduce the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis.

Massage

Getting a massage is considered to be really effective in providing relaxation to your body. It helps in alleviating stress and reducing anxiety while also improving energy levels.

Healthy Diet

Try to follow a balanced diet involving nutritious foods that are opulent with anti-inflammatory properties. You can include antioxidant fruits and vegetables along with whole grains.

Conclusion

Arthritis is featured by inflammation of joints and it can be of different types including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and many more. There seems to be no permanent cure for arthritis as of now but the symptoms can be managed to some extent for most people.

Treatment focuses on enhancing the strength of joints by incorporating certain major lifestyle changes. To sum up, even though there is a considerable amount of progress in managing arthritis, studies are still going on to find more effective treatments that could cure arthritis and improve the quality of people’s lives.

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