We all have someone in our lives who is affected by arthritis. Roughly 54.4 million Americans are diagnosed with a joint-related condition every year. So, what causes arthritis? Arthritis refers to over 100 conditions involving the inflammation and deterioration of the joints. Not all types of arthritis are caused by the same factors. Let’s take a look at the most common forms of arthritis and what the causes or risk factors are of different types of arthritis. Most Common Types of Arthritis ... [Read More]
Preventing Arthritis in Your Hands
Arthritis can be a debilitating condition if not managed correctly. A common misconception is that arthritis is one disease. It is actually an umbrella term that refers to over 100 different conditions each with its own symptoms, signs, and manifestations. Arthritis can develop anywhere in the body, including the hands. Unfortunately, there is no cure for arthritis, and there is no way to stop it from developing in any part of your body. However, there is a lot you can do to prevent the ... [Read More]
Early Signs and Symptoms of Arthritis
More than 50 million Americans suffer some form of arthritis, a debilitating inflammatory disease of the joints that can affect anyone at any age. There are a number of different kinds of arthritis – more than 100 in all – with the most common being osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, there are some conditions, like fibromyalgia and restless leg syndrome, which often mimic arthritis. To avoid any confusion, here are some early signs and symptoms of the most common forms ... [Read More]
What Are the Different Causes of Arthritis?
Living a busy, active lifestyle can be draining and can cause everyday aches and pains. But for the one in five Americans who suffer from arthritis, even the smallest task can be disruptive and painful. There are more than 100 kinds of arthritis, the most common being osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and gout. And while each shares similarities, there is no simple cause to why people get arthritis. Still, there are common risk factors that may make one ... [Read More]
How Can a Physical Therapist Help You with Arthritis?
Arthritis can be a never-ending vicious cycle if you don’t put in the time and effort to stay ahead of the nasty effects. While arthritis can’t be cured, consulting a physical therapist can help you change your lifestyle and learn new tips and tricks that can help you cope with your arthritis pain and ideally live a normal life unencumbered by joint pain. The biggest issue with arthritis is that the pain within your joints can start to affect your quality of life, which can start to dictate ... [Read More]