Symptoms of Arthritis
A previous article, we discussed what Arthritis is and its many forms, now it is time to take a look at the symptoms ofArthritis. Arthritis shows up in various ways. Some of the first symptoms include things like knees cracking when you stand up, general pain or swelling around joints that lasts for more than two weeks, you may also notice that pain in your joints increases as you move, also you may notice increased stiffness in your joints when you wake up in the morning, and your joints may appear reddish and feel warm to the touch.
Some other symptoms of Arthritis include fever, a sense of feeling tired all the time, even a feeling that you have the flu. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is imperative that you see your doctor or physician at the same time. Just a doctor can truly diagnose whether you have Arthritis, and because there are over 100 forms of Arthritis, it is also important to determine which form of Arthritis you have. The particular different forms ofArthritis have different symptoms as well. It is also important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible, since Arthritis has no known cure, the sooner you seek treatment and begin a regimen of treatment, and the better your results of managing yourArthritis are going to be. Your treatment plan may include things such as a certain course of remedies, plenty of rest, adequate eating habits, and proper diet, losing weight if you are overweight, and in extreme cases, surgery may be required. In future articles we will look at treatment options, from Acupuncture to Zinc.
Is It Rheumatoid Joint Disease or Osteoarthritis?
We've discussed that there are above 100 forms of Arthritis. The most common forms are Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, andGout. All of these varieties have different symptoms and require testing by your physician for an accurate diagnosis. Here are some of the symptoms and distinctions between RheumatoidArthritis and Osteoarthritis.
Symptoms of Osteoarthritis:
Osteoarthritis Typically begins in one Joint ' OsteoarthritisTypically affects only the Joints ' Osteoarthritis does not affect Internal organs ' Osteoarthritis affects Cartilage 'Osteoarthritis causes Stiffness in the Joint parts when waking in theMorning ' Osteoarthritis is a Result of Wear and tear on the body.
Osteoarthritis is a Result of Cartilage Being Broke Down
As this takes place, the bones rub together. This typically happens in the knees, hips, hands, and spine. Unfortunately, when the pain sets in there has already been a substantial loss and damage to the cartilage.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis has different symptoms than Osteoarthritis.
- Listed here are the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
- Symptoms ofRheumatoid Arthritis
Extreme Tiredness and Fatigue ' Low Grade Fever ' Muscle Pain and Pain ' Appetite Loss ' Unpleasant and Swollen Joints ' Redness and heat on the Joint Site
- Typically, Rheumatoid Arthritis affects the joint of the body in a symmetrical fashion.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis is a systematic disease as well as it often affects other organs in the body, and not just joints.
The Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis Often Show Up, and then Enter a State of Remission
There is no proven reason as to the exact cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis, however it has been suspected that bacteria, fungi, and infections may cause it. There has also been evidence that Rheumatoid Arthritis is a hereditary condition. It is also believed that certain activates, such as poor diet, stress, and infection can bring onRheumatoid Arthritis.
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