What exactly is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Well it’s a form of chronic inflammation that causes joint and pain damage. It also attacks the lining around the joints as well as other organs in the body. This form of arthritis is two to three times more common in women then in men and usually occurs around the ages of 40-60, but, it also can affect young children and older adults. Rheumatoid arthritis can last for years and some people can sometimes experience a long period of time without any symptoms at all. However, since it’s a progressive illness, it does have the potential to cause joint destruction and functional disability.
Researchers are still trying to help find ways for arthritis suffers find better arthritis care and treatment. Treatment today depends on the type of arthritis you suffer from. Whether it’s medication, antibiotics, or surgery just to name a few, doctors and researchers are constantly looking for new ways to help relieve the pain caused by arthritis to allow you to live a more normal life. And who knows, maybe one day in the future we’ll see a reduce in arthritis all together, but until then, depending on what you suffer from will allow the doctors to diagnose a treatment for you.
As of today, there is no known cure for arthritis, but that isn’t stopping researchers on trying to find away for you to stay arthritis free for life. Until that is found, all doctors are able to offer are certain treatments for certain types of arthritis. Take septic arthritis for example. It’s a type of arthritis that is an infection in the joint. A type of treatment for this type of arthritis is joint drainage, where the infected synovial fluid is removed from the joint. In some cases antibiotics can be prescribed to help fight the infection. So depending on the type of arthritis you have, there is also, medications and in some cases surgery, but these are not all the treatments available. Once diagnosed your doctor will be able to provide you with the information needed to prescribe the best treatment for you.
There are some things you can always try on your own at home to help relieve the pain. Whether it’s keeping a healthy diet and exercising. Yes even exercise can help to reduce pain caused by arthritis. In some cases, it’s best to keep the joints mobile and to strengthen the muscles around them. Feel free to talk to your doctor about the best ways to help you relieve the pain from arthritis and if you find that your still suffering from constant pain or even find you’re having ‘new pains’ then contact your doctor. He or she will be able to provide you with the best possible answers to cope with the pain.