Causes of Arthritis
There are many causes of arthritis, and some of the reasons are unknown as to why they happen.
Arthritis is a condition which affects millions of people worldwide, and as of the current timing, there is no actual cure for it.
That sounds awful, but it’s the truth of the matter.
Some people think that the leading cause of arthritis is hereditary factors and although that is true, the main reasoning for arthritis will have many reasons, as well different treatment plans and so on. The possibilities are endless when it comes to investigating the world of arthritis and today; we are going to be taking a look into some of the causes of arthritis.
What Will Initially Cause Arthritis?
Depending on what type of arthritis a person has will ultimately result in different causes.
For all types of arthritis, there will be no single cause because all forms of this condition are various and will affect people in different ways.
So, there will be no substantial answer to that question because the answer will undoubtedly vary.
The different forms of arthritis can be linked to specific factors, but there haven’t been any noted, true causes of arthritis in general.
Below is a listing format, we are going to go over a few of the common reasons of arthritis that you may want to be aware of.
This is a prevalent factor and causes when it comes to arthritis because, throughout a person’s life, most people will endure what they call a trauma.
Trauma is like a minor car accident, falling off a horse, and any physical injury from small all the way to extreme trauma cases.
Keep in mind that in most cases where there is an injury, the impact of the crash or accident, when it happens right then will do most, if not all of the damage right then and there, but a lot of the times will not show up until later in life when old age hits.
Sometimes age has a lot to do with developing arthritis, although there have been cases whereas young people will develop arthritis, sometimes throughout infection or being born with arthritis. So, yes there have been cases like that, but nine times out of ten, the older a person is, the higher risk they will be at for developing arthritis because of past injuries, hard physical labor, and the general wearing and tearing process of the joints and muscles.
Keep in mind that women aged fifty or more will be placed at a much more significant risk because the older a woman gets, the more brittle and weak her bones tend to become. It’s just all part of the wearing down process a woman’s body will go through.
Another factor to take into consideration is that most women will develop the type of arthritis called, rheumatoid arthritis.
What is rheumatoid arthritis?
This is a form of arthritis in which affects the immune system. What initially happens is a person’s immune system will incorrectly attack a person’s joints.
There will be inflammation around the joint which will cause swelling and a lot of irritation.
Many women will develop rheumatoid arthritis in the hands and feet.
This will also be a cause of arthritis because by carrying around excess pounds places a lot of pressure on the joints and when a person is obese for many years, the risk of developing osteoarthritis only heightens. A lot of weight will tend to place stress on the hips, spine, and knees.
This will be where a lot of the breakdown will occur in the joints.
Family History Factor:
A lot of people are born with the gene of arthritis, and as they age, their condition will only get worse, and the bad news is that there’s absolutely nothing a person can do to prevent it.
Now, there are medical practices that a person can engage in to lessen the severity of arthritis, but getting rid of it altogether is impossible.
There is no cure for it.
Believe it or not, but there are even babies that are born with arthritis which makes it impossible for them even to walk, but that has been in rare cases.
Early Signs of Arthritis
It’s always great to have signs in life because signs and red flags will necessarily tell us if something is wrong and our bodies work with that same type of format.
Now, when it comes to one of the most common illnesses in The United States, which is arthritis, the early warning signs can be quite scary for a lot of people.
Arthritis is the inflammation, swelling, and pain of the joint and or muscle.
There is no cure for it, although there are medications, herbal remedies, as well natural healing processes that a person can engage in to take the severity of arthritis away.
It’s great to know the early warning signs of arthritis because to treat a condition; a person needs to know what they are dealing with, right?
Yes absolutely, and today, we are going to be taking a quick look at the early signs of arthritis.
A lot of people will begin to feel very fatigued and quite tired, especially around the affected joint or muscle and in severe cases, some people will not even be able to walk because of the weakness radiating around the joint.
Another ubiquitous sign of arthritis is joint pain, and this is probably the leading factor in speculating if you have arthritis.
Because of the inflammation of the joint, a person will tend to feel as though their joints and muscles are aching.
Some people will experience joint deformity, and this will sometimes occur when a child is born.
Yes, there have been cases where infants are born with crippling arthritis. Although it is a little on the rare side, it does happen from time to time.
A lot of older people, especially older women aged fifty or more will undergo joint deformity with rheumatoid arthritis.
The appearance will nine times out of ten be in their hands, making the joints in the fingers twist, swell, and turn sideways.
There will get a lot of people that will lose their range of motion when it comes to the inflicted joint or muscle.
Why would this happen?
Well, keep in mind that when a person has arthritis, nine times out of ten, their joints will become weaker and this will make the joints quite wobbly, resulting in a lot of people losing their range of motion for that specific joint or muscle.
Sometimes a person will develop a fever with arthritis, and this will usually be with rheumatoid arthritis.
People will develop a fever sometimes because they have an infection inside the joint/muscle and it very well can cause a person to feel as though they are becoming sick.
Please take into consideration that arthritis symptoms don’t always have to be within the joint or muscle.
There have been cases of people becoming short of breath and experiencing chest pain when developing arthritis.
Once again, this is because of the built-up infection that’s occurring in their bodies.
This too is linked with the early onset of rheumatoid arthritis.
It’s important to know that rheumatoid arthritis can a lot of the times be symmetrical, meaning that if your right pinky finger is swollen with pain and irritation, then nine times out of ten, your left pinky finger will undergo the same symptom.
A lot of people will tend to notice pain first thing in the morning, and if you’re one of those people who has never had that before, it will be something to take notice of.
There are actually over one hundred unique arthritis conditions, and each will come with a different symptom.
One of the first signs of arthritis is a pain, and we refer to that as arthralgia.
What does this kind of pain usually tend to feel like?
Well, this pain for a lot of people feels like a burning sensation or even a dull ache throughout the joints of the body.
Swelling of the joints is another factor that plays into arthritis and also is a prevalent symptom to take note of.
The swelling will occur because of the increased synovial fluid inside the infected joint.
Did you know that synovial fluid is a reasonable thing to have and it can also act as a cushion for a healthy joint?
Now, when you have arthritis, you will tend to have too much synovial fluid, resulting in joint inflammation and swelling of the inflicted joint or muscle.
There are many ways to prevent arthritis, all steaming from natural remedy practices, herbal medications, as well meditation techniques.
To be honest, there is no cure for this condition, but there are ways to prevent it from worsening, due to inflammation and arthritic pains.
For a lot of people, stopping arthritis can feel like an uphill battle that they will never win it because as I’ve said before, there is no cure for arthritis, but the severity of it can most definitely be prevented in getting worse.
That’s what a lot of people fail to realize when they get diagnosed with this condition.
They think that just because there is not an up-front cure for it, then you can’t prevent it from getting worse, but this is not true.
Today, we are going to be taking a look at how to avoid this condition from getting worse.
Make Sure You Eat Fish
This is one of the most important things that you can do if you have arthritis is to eat fish or take fish oil supplements.
Why is this?
How does fish oil help in preventing arthritis?
Fish oil helps to prevent the worsening of arthritis by reducing inflammation, swelling, and overall pain throughout the body.
Omega-3 fatty acids are in fish, as well fish oil, and this is a key factor in preventing and reducing inflammation throughout the body.
It’s so important that you eat fish or include fish oil somewhere in your daily diet to help prevent the flare-ups of inflammation.
Controlling Your Weight
It’s a known fact that when you can control your weight, you lower your risk of developing diabetes.
Arthritis and diabetes are linked together, and nine times out of ten, if you develop one condition, you will get the other as well.
It just goes hand in hand.
Keep in mind that your knees support your whole body, and when there is excess weight throughout your body, the joints in the knees will tend to break down and give out, raising your risk for an early onset of the development of arthritis.
Getting Enough Exercise
This goes hand in hand when trying to prevent the early onset of arthritis or take away from the severity of it all.
Even if you have arthritis, when you exercise on a daily basis, you are teaching your joints and muscles to become stronger, and this will help your bones not to be so brittle and weak, lowering your risk of developing arthritis or have it get worse if you already have it.
What I would recommend you do is walk at least one mile per day, as this will help your whole body to grow stronger and more fit just in case you do have a fall, it may not injure you that badly.
Try to Avoid Injury
I know this is so difficult for so many people to do, but if you can try to avoid injury at all costs, do just that.
Freak accidents do happen; I realize that, but the critical factor is watching out where you walk, don’t go into places that are tapped off and so on. A lot of it is merely using your common sense.
Throughout a person’s life, joints will tend to wear out.
That’s just the normal wear and tear process of what happens when older age hits.
We cannot control that.
What we can control is how we live our lives, not going to places that could make an injury very easy.
Take, for example, if you are going to a baseball game, try not to choose a seat where you have to climb a lot of stairs because you could easily get tripped up and fall.
Could you imagine what this would do to a person that has arthritis?
Always try to avoid injuries at all times because if you take a bad fall, you could very well wind up in the hospital with a broken bone.
Did you know that whenever you have arthritis, it’s ten times harder for a broken bone to heal on its own and will take more time to recover as well?
Try and stay as safe as you can whenever you have to go out.
In this video, we will discuss what causes osteoarthritis people think that it’s caused by overusing your joints but contrary to popular belief overuse of a joint does not appear to cause osteoarthritis abnormal use however does for example people say I used to run and this is why I have osteoarthritis in my knee well did you know that running significantly reduced osteoarthritis and joint replacement risk according to Williams in 2013
I actually see more people from inactive sedentary background with arthritis than from a physical one
Joints like movements and activity and hate the opposite the synovial fluid inside your joint acts like a lubricant which carries the nutrition for the cartilage weight bearing movement gets this working the best therefore staving of osteoarthritis rather than bringing it on now
I can hear footballers saying hang on my knees are ruined from football while evidence shows that the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis in former elite soccer players is higher than the general population according to Kuijt 2012
However the issue with this is a few things firstly when a player has a cartilage tear at the highest level they immediately have a meniscectomy which is a removal of some cartilage this goes against the evidence for this problem the cartilage should heal over an estimated six month period of time with the correct rehab and therefore it should actually not need removal if you remove cartilage then you accelerate osteoarthritis development as the evidence shows 89 percent of patients experience osteoarthritis following meniscectomy according to Rangger at al 1997
The club’s want a quick fix in spite of any long-term implications that won’t affect the club when the player is retired secondly the players with osteoarthritis of the knees now played at the time that they didn’t have the science behind it and used to play on through injuries and get pain killing injections etc.
So provided you trained correctly don’t play to injury and don’t jump into surgery then you will do better than being a couch potato
Arthritis research UK states that the causes are as follows age osteoarthritis usually starts from the late forties onward this could be because muscles are weakening around the joints or the cartilage is wearing over time gender women get it worse and more commonly the men especially on the knees and hands obesity this is a big factor especially in the knees joint injury a significant injury or even surgery on a joint may lead to osteoarthritis this is also shown by Roos et al in 2005.
We found that younger people that had an injury we’re more likely to get osteoarthritis earlier physically demanding the repetitive occupations normal activity and exercise don’t cause osteoarthritis but doing very hard activities repetitively or physically demanding jobs can increase your risk.
Joint abnormalities if you were born with abnormalities or develop them as a child then you can get earlier and more severe osteoarthritis genetic factors genetic factors play a small part in osteoarthritis of the hip and the knee but there are definitive genetic parts to osteoarthritis.
For example Nodal osteoarthritis which affects the hands of middle-aged women is very genetic other types of joint disease sometimes osteoarthritis is the result of damage from such things as rheumatoid arthritis or gout so as you can see the causes are many and it’s not just old age.
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