MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellowship in Rheumatology
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Acupuncture is effective in treating the pain arising from arthritis.
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Acupuncture is a very ancient Chinese medical treatment which involves insertion of thin needles into precise points all over the body or the affected areas only. This helps to reroute energies as well as restoring balance in the body. This therapy is complemented and recommended by World Health Organisation for the treatment of more than 100 types of conditions. Talk to a licensed certified and licensed acupuncturist in your locality for more information.
Which of this is the characteristic of degenerative arthritis?
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Arthritis is a group of a painful and degenerative condition which mostly causes inflammation along with stiffness and pain. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis tends to get worse with aging and regular wear and tear. It is mostly caused when the immune system attacks the joints considering them as foreign and unwanted. For this reason, rheumatoid arthritis is regarded as an autoimmune disorder. You should consult with an expert to know of anti-inflammatory medicines are right for you.
Using hot and cold therapy is not recommended for treating arthritis.
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When it comes to treating arthritis, simple hot and cold treatments can make a lot of differences. You can take long warm showers in the morning to help in easing the stiffness of the joints. On the other hand, cold treatments are helpful in alleviating swelling, joint pain and inflammation. You can use an electric blanket in the night to keep yourself warm. You may also wrap an ice pack in a towel and apply to the affected joints.
Which of these methods can help you combat rheumatoid arthritis?
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Your present body weight can have a great impact on the amount of pain you get from arthritis. Having unwanted extra weight can exert additional pressure on the joints, particularly the hips, knees, and feet. You should try to reduce the stress on the joints which can help in improving the mobility and reduce pain. This will help in preventing future damage to the joints. Exercising can help in fetching more benefits than simple weight loss. Weight-bearing workouts such as swimming and aerobics can make the joints more flexible. You should try to connect with others who have the same problem as it is helpful in sharing thoughts and ideas about the disease.
Dietary changes are helpful in the treatment of arthritis.
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It is important to add Omega 3 fatty acids in the diet for optimum health, and they are needful for alleviating arthritis. Along with this, the gamma linolenic acid or GLA, found in the seeds of various plants like black currants, hemp and borage can help in healing arthritis. These seed oils can also be bought as a supplement. On the other hand, turmeric, the yellow- orange spice used in cooking contains a chemical called curcumin which helps in the reduction of pain stemming from arthritis. This is because of the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric powder which makes it suitable for the treatment of a host of conditions. If you consider taking any supplements, make sure you consult with an expert in the first place.