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Osteoarthrit is is a Pain! THE KEY TO RELIEF IS HERE
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Asweallage,ourbodiesexperienceacertain “wearand tear”oncartilageand joints.Thiscancause inflammation and pain, known as arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, making itself apparent in people as they age. It can certainly take a toll on one’s body, resulting in achy or painful joints after exercise, after a long day on one’s feet, or even after prolonged periods of inactivity, thus causing joints to constrict. The most common areas of Osteoarthritis are found in the fingers, hips, knees, and spine. These are all joints that we use excessively, even in our daily lives. Just think - by the time you lift yourself out of bed, shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, and prepare to begin yourday,you’vealreadyused these jointsamultitudeof times.Therefore, it isn’tsurprising thatpaincanoccur in them over time. If you believe you may be experiencing Osteoarthritis, give one of our physiotherapists a call today to discuss pain relief. Why Do We Experience Osteoarthritis? While it istruethatOsteoarthritis ismostcommon inolder folks,that isnotalwaysnecessarilythecase. It ispossible that Osteoarthritis can present itself in younger adults,
especially if they are prone to weak joints, poor dieting, or if theyaren’tveryactive.Yourcartilageworkshard to protect your joints by absorbing thenatural shocks that yourbodyexperiencesonadailybasis.Therefore,much of your likelihood regarding Osteoarthritis is dependent upon the physical and nutritional lifestyles you partake in. Joint alignment can alter and the muscles around a jointcanweakenover time,causing thecartilage toshift or thin.Ascartilagewearsdown,Osteoarthritisbecomes much more common. As Osteoarthritis progresses, more symptoms can arise. The most common symptoms are: • Joint pain. • Swelling or tenderness in or around the joint(s). • Inflammation or flare-ups of pain in the joint(s) after use. • Feelingstiffaftersittingor layingdown forprolonged periods of time, especially when getting up in the morning. • Crepitus -also referred toasa “crackingorcrunching” feelingwhenmoving the joint(s),or thesoundofbone rubbing on bone.
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