Johnson PT. Arthritis Pain

Don’t Let Arthritis Pain Hold You Back!

The inheritance of osteoarthritis

If you’re constantly plagued with lower back, hip and/or knee pain—you might have arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 54.4 million U.S. adults are diagnosed with some form of arthritis every year. Unfortunately, as we age, our bones wear down. Are yours? If they are, don’t worry. It is possible to alleviate and even eliminate the symptoms of arthritis. If you have regular aches and pains, keep reading. We have a solution. What Is Arthritis, Exactly? Before knowing how to relieve arthritic pain, you’ll need to understand itsoriginandsymptoms.Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more of your joints. Pain and stiffness which typically worsen with age are the main symptoms of arthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, over 100 types of arthritis exist. People of all ages, races and sex can be diagnosed with it. It is also the leading cause of ongoing disability in America. What Causes Lower Back, Hip and Knee Arthritis? Because arthritis is a catch-all term, pinpointing what causes arthritis may be difficult. In many cases, arthritis is caused by traumatic or repetitive injuries. These injuries degenerate bones, joints and cartilage, resulting in the pain. Arthritis can also be caused by:

An abnormal metabolism, which leads to gout

Sometimes, old age is simply the culprit as use wears away at our joints and bone tissue causing pain and difficulty with mobility (ie. walking, negotiating stairs or getting out of a chair). This type of arthritis, called degenerative arthritis—or osteoarthritis—is the most common kind of arthritis. When the cartilage which surrounds a joint is worn away, bone rubs against bone, causing pain, stiffness and swelling. When these symptoms occur, you should seek professional osteoarthritis treatment.

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Infections, such as Lyme disease

An immune system dysfunction

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