Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. It usually presents with joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age due to degenerative processes.
The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis: involves the cartilage which is a tissue between the joints that has a shock absorber effect and allows to bone surface to move without friction.
As the cartilage roughen and thin out this friction can increase causing swelling and inflammation and the possible formation of bony spurs called osteophytes.
In severe case the advancing of the arthritis can lead to altering the shape of the joint and forcing the bones out of their normal position.
Rheumatoid arthritis: is a disease in which the immune system attacks the joints and the outer covering (synovium) of the joint is the first place affected. It usually affects smaller joint first and over time can spread to other joints.
Signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis may include:
-Tender, warm, swollen joints
-Joint stiffness and pain that is usually worse in the mornings and after inactivity
In some people, the condition can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels.
Other types of arthritis:
- ankylosing spondylitis
- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Reactive arthritis
- Septic arthritis
- Enteropathic arthritis
- Secondary arthritis – a type of arthritis that can develop after a joint injury and sometimes occurs many years afterwards
Treatments vary depending on the type of arthritis. The main goals of arthritis pain relief treatments are to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.
About 5 STAR CLINIC LTD
At 5 STAR CLINIC LTD we offer specialist Arthritis pain relief in Preston, Lancashire. We offer physiotherapy sessions, acupuncture treatment, massage therapy, hypnotherapy and much more.
Continue reading on how we can help you….
At 5 STAR CLINIC LTD, we provide an in-depth assessment to understand what is really causing your pain. we not only assess the are where the Arthritis is causing you pain, but all the nearby joints, your posture, your muscle, nerves, your sleep, lifestyle, your level of stress, and everything else that could have an impact on your pain.
This will allow us to draw up a tailored Arthritis pain relief for you.
This is the first time that you suffer with Arthritis pain
As every time something new is in front of you, you feel a bit lost, and it’s normal because you don’t know what to do, how long is going to last, what is the best solution, and what should you look for. You might have talked with the Doctor and tried some medications already but not with great help.
You have been suffering from Arthritis pain Chronically or on and off for a while
You have been trying:
- to find a pain management solution for a while,
- self-help strategies,
- the Doctor,
- scans, blood tests, medications, supplements
- different professionals such as Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Osteopath, Chinese Acupuncture and maybe alternative methods..
but without a real answer to your problem.