There's been a dramatic increase in the number of arthritis diagnoses over the years.
The Center for Disease Control, CDC, estimates that the number of arthritis sufferers will increase by almost 49% to more than 78 million in 2040. About half of those with arthritis are working age adults—age 18 to 64 years. So it is not limited to those with old age.
The arthritis condition inflames the joints and causes sharp pain. Here are some tips for arthritis sufferers to treat it.
Types Of Arthritis
See a doctor to find out exactly what type of arthritis you have if you feel you are suffering from arthritic symptoms. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and knowing your specific type can help you learn how to help take care of yourself more effectively.
Do not expect to follow the same schedule you followed before your diagnosis. Some types of arthritis can cause serious fatigue and discomfort, and you need to listen to your body. Rest if you need to, or change your schedule around to do activities at the times during the day that you have more flexibility.
Get educated about your unique condition. Get a diagnosis from a doctor, and then do your own research to find out what to expect and how to deal with it.
3 Main Types
There are 3 different types of arthritis, which are psoriatic, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. There are different methods to treat each one of these forms of arthritis.
Play an active role in developing your treatment and therapy plan. There are so many varieties of arthritis and no two sufferers are the same.
The differences between patients means that it's important to personalize your treatment plan. Take time to do research on techniques that might alleviate your specific issues.
Many become overwhelmed, and give up on finding a treatment. Given the different sorts of arthritis problems and the natural variation between different people, there is a wide array of potential treatments, any one of which could be effective for a particular case. Keep trying different things until you find something that works.
Have your eyes checked each year. Some types of arthritis can have a negative impact on your eyes; in serious situations, these complications can cause blindness. If you are having blurred vision, pain, redness or light sensitivity, you should make sure that you get to an eye doctor, as soon as possible.
Studies have shown that more people now suffer from arthritis than ever before. Possibly from a parallel increase in obesity, poor diet and aging during such a short span of years,but more people than ever are dealing with the pains of arthritis. If you use these tips you can effectively treat your arthritis and the effects it will have on your life.
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