It is the inflammation of one or more joints due to swelling and tenderness of two joints. It causes joint pain and stiffness that can worsen when you age. It is becoming very common as the number of cases is drastically increasing on the scale. More women are vulnerable to joint pains than men as they suffer from hormonal changes with their age.
Arthritis in India
In India, more than 180 million people are getting affected by arthritis. It is relevantly higher than any other disease like Diabetes, Cancer, and AIDS. In a year around 14 percentage of the original population seeks doctors’ advice for arthritis, which is higher than any other country in the world. Thus researcher reports that India will become a hotspot for Arthritis by 2025.
What Causes Arthritis
Cartilage is a firm and flexible tissue that connects your joints. When you move there will be a certain pressure on your joints, this cartilage will absorb the pressure and shock, thus keeping your movement stable. When this cartilage tissue is affected by external factors like injury or by internal factors like age, the immunity you will have joint pain(inflammation). The factors involved with arthritis are:
Genetic factor: Your genes will have more admittance to environmental factors that causes arthritis if your family has a previous history of arthritis. Even you will be ill-protected if your sibling has arthritis.
Age: This is the main factor for arthritis. As your age increases your body gets weaken thus affecting your bones, joints, and causing pain.
Sex: Women are more prone to Rheumatoid arthritis than any other types as they suffer from hormonal changes.
Injury: If you had an accident previously affecting your joints or bone fractures then on longer run your probability to get arthritis is high.
Obesity: When you have a higher BMI value then you are termed as obese. So carrying excess fat will automatically put more pressure on your joints, hips, spine when you move. So this excess pressure will give you joint pain.
Types of arthritis
There are around 200 types of arthritis, but the major ones are as follows
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Reactive arthritis
- Septic arthritis
- Thumb arthritis
It is a common form of arthritis that affects millions of people all over the globe. It happens when the protective cushion (cartilage) undergoes wear and tear causing joint pain. It can happen with any joints present in your body but more common with hands, hips, and spine. Although the damage caused cant be reversed, we can manage the pain by having a healthy diet and exercise and maintaining the weight. Check on our product Fortiflam which has a complete cure for arthritis.
It is an autoimmune disorder where your own immune system affects your healthy tissue. This is a chronic disorder that not only affects your joints but in the long run, it will have issues with eyes, lungs, blood vessels, and heart. This type of arthritis affects the joint linings that causing severe pain because of swelling and leads to bone erosion and disformity. A very serious rheumatoid arthritis can lead to disability. If you are interested to know more about Arthritis and treating it check on our product section.
It is an inflammatory disease that is caused due to the fusion of the smaller bones in the spine (vertebrae). This fusion changes your posture like a hunch back and makes difficulty with breathing. It affects more men than women and symptoms will start in their adulthood. There is no cure for this disease only the symptoms can be managed with medications.
It is a complex form of arthritis that can affect both men and women regardless of age. Symptoms of this type occur all of a sudden with deep sharp pain, swelling, and redness under the big toe. The symptoms are mostly temporary and it can be managed with medications to stop the symptoms.
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
As the name prevails, it affects children under the age of 16. The symptoms start at a very small age with pain in joints, swelling. It can be managed but it would result in some serious complications like affecting the growth, mobility issues, and disability in some cases.
People with psoriasis are more likely to get this disease. Psoriasis is skin inflammation which causes redness and patchy skin in any part of the body even in fingers. This may result in joint pains and stiffness. There is no cure for this type only the symptoms can be managed.
As a reaction to the infection caused in any other region of your body like intestines, urinary tract, genitals there will be joint pain and stiffness. This is called reactive arthritis. It usually affects the ankles and feet sometimes causing inflammation in your eyes, and urethra.
It causes extreme discomfort and is usually seen in younger and older people. Germs will enter your bloodstream externally from injections or injury to the cartilage and cause discomfort. This is usually treated by giving antibiotics and surgically draining the blood in between the joints.
As your age increase, there would be wear and tear in the joint (carpometacarpal/ CMC joint) below your thumb. This causes severe pain and swelling and restrict you to do basic activities as there will be more stiffness.
Symptoms of arthritis
The most common ones are pain, swelling, redness, and fever. Whenever you have the symptoms it is better to consult a doctor quickly. For online consultation to treat Arthritis check on our Ayurvedic consultation which is free and get treated by a well-known practitioner. As the severity increases, you will have more discomfort with your daily tasks and sometimes your joints may get twisted and deformed.