Arthritis of the joints
Do you suffer from severe pain in the joints? Are your joints stiff and swollen? If these symptoms linger, it can mean you are suffering from arthritis of the joints. Arthritis of the joints can have various forms. Timely diagnosis is important for decelerating the development of the disease.
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Characteristics of Arthritis of the Joints and its Causes
Arthritis of the joints is one of the common causes of joint pain. It is an inflammatory joint disease. Its symptoms are swelling, redness and limited mobility.
There are many types of arthritis. The most common ones affecting joints are:
- rheumatoid arthritis (chronic system auto-immune disease),
- Bekhterev‘s disease (chronic inflammatory disease of the spine),
- osteoarthritis (degenerative disease affecting big joints]
- gout (chronic metabolic disease affecting joints)
- Psoriatic arthritis (joint affected during psoriasis).
Rheumatoid arthritis causes the immune system to attack its own tissues. Its symptoms are swelling, high tempretaure locally, sensitivity, pain and decreased functionality. The inflammation eventually progresses into destruction and deformation of the joint. This stage is call progressive polyarthritis or rheumatism.
Rheumatism most commonly affects middle-aged women. The most frequent areas affected are the small joints of the hand, wrist, astragal and even hips and knees. At the time of acute pain, lack of apetite, tiredness and general increase in temperature are suffered. The causes of the disease are not known.
Risk factors for development of the disease are:
- overweight and obesity,
- excess strain on the joints with unsuitable long-term repeated movements.
Arthritis of the Joints Treatment – Rid yourself of the Issue
Treatment of arthritis (inflammation of the joints) is based on reducing pain and decelerating the development of the disease.
Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) are used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Another method of decelerating the inflammatory proces is drug treatment using non-steroid antirheumatics.
Inflammation can be supressed in its development by administering corticosteroids. Rehabilitation and spa treatment is used for supporting mobility in affected joints.