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Signs That Show You Have Arthritis And Things You Can Do To Fight It Naturally

https://www.healthline.com/health/osteoarthritis/arthritis-natural-relief

Arthritis is a term used to describe symptoms including joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. While the term "arthritis" is often used interchangeably, it actually refers to a group of diseases with varying symptoms.

Osteoarthritis (OA) accounts for the vast majority of cases (OA). Gout, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis are also frequent rheumatic disorders that are closely associated to arthritis (RA).


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They share the common characteristic that they all have the capacity to harm internal body parts in addition to the skin, muscles, ligaments, cartilage, and tendons.


Why does arthritis develop and what causes it?


As you become older, you increase your odds of acquiring arthritis. Arthritis can occur at any age; however, younger persons who experience joint pain, swelling, or stiffness may not attribute it to arthritis.


Excess weight places extra strain on your joints, which increases your likelihood of developing arthritis.


Injuries to the affected joint(s) in the past are a risk factor for developing osteoarthritis (OA) in that joint(s) later in life.


Having a parent or sibling with arthritis can put you at a higher risk for developing the disease yourself.


Gender: Women are more likely to be diagnosed with OA and RA than men are.


Illnesses characterized by an inappropriate response to normal bodily tissue by the immune system are known as autoimmune diseases. Pain, stiffness, and mobility issues can result from the immune system attacking the lining of the joints in autoimmune arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA).


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Indicators of Arthritis: What Are They?


Common symptoms across the various inflammatory arthritis types include:


pain or difficulty moving one's joints, especially first thing in the morning or after a long period of inactivity (such as when driving or sitting at a desk). Having morning stiffness that last for more than an hour is a red flag for arthritis.


Intermittent/Sharp Joint pain or arching that worsens over time might affect one or more joints. Pain might be brought on by physical exertion, or it can develop later on in the day or after resting.


The progression of arthritis is often accompanied by an increase in joint swelling and discomfort. Putting pressure on the joint could cause pain.


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Arthritis symptoms include decreased range of motion, difficulty walking, and muscle weakness all contribute to a diminished quality of life by limiting regular physical activity. Squatting and jumping may become difficult, for instance, if you suffer from knee arthritis.


If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, it's time to make an appointment with your doctor.


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When it comes to arthritis, what are some natural remedies you may try?


There is currently no treatment for arthritis. However, the goal of treatment is to reduce symptoms and restore joint function. Here are some things you can do to lessen the discomfort and stiffness.


*Work out on a consistent basis. Maintaining mobility and relieving pressure on load-bearing joints are two benefits of regular exercise.


*Weight gain causes additional strain on the body's weight-bearing structures. If you're overweight, losing weight could help your mobility and reduce your risk of future joint damage.


Arthritis pain may be eased by using a heating pad or an ice pack.


Improve your immune system and your general health by eating a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy foods.


*Turmeric is high in antioxidants and can reduce inflammation. There is some evidence that incorporating it in your diet can help lessen the discomfort of arthritis by decreasing inflammation and pain.


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*Receiving a massage can make you feel better in general, and it may also ease your muscle and joint pain.


You may be able to reduce inflammation and pain, as well as improve your ability to deal with them, by reducing your stress levels.


*Consult a physician about arthritis treatments that are appropriate for you.

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