HEALTH & WELLNESS
The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEF When you experience an injury, dealing with the pain that comes as part of the aftermath is expected.While painful, most of the timewhen recovering froman injury you can find comfort in the knowledge that the pain is temporary. As your body heals, as you go through the motions of building your muscle mass back and improving flexibilitywith physical therapy, you know that in time youwill feel like yourself again. This knowledge gives you something towork towards, and helps the pain feel more manageable—even when it is intense, and never-fleeting. Arthritis pain is different. Arthritis doesn’t develop as a result of an injury, but instead develops over time as a result of chronic use, or even as a result of genetic disposition. This can make dealing with the pain of arthritis even more difficult to cope with, as it begs the question: if the pain is coming from inside
the joint, is there anything I can actually do about it? Understanding Arthritis Pain Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic condition to affect the joints. Almost 30million adults in the United States struggle with the condition, and while it can influence anyone of any age, itmost frequently develops among those who are most prone to overuse—those who are over the age of 65. Arthritis occurs when there is a breakdown of the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones. This cartilage is what allows the joints in the elbows, ankles, knees and hips tomove with freedom. Without cartilage, the bones would rub against one another with each movement, and would cause extreme pain. (Continued inside)
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