NEWS LE T T ER
Natural Relief For ARTHRITIS PAIN
Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic condition to affect the joints. Almost 30 million adults in the United States struggle with the condition, and while it can influence anyone of any age, it most frequently develops among those who are most prone to overuse—those who are over the age of 65. Arthritisoccurswhen there isabreakdownof thecartilage thatcovers theendsof thebones.Thiscartilage iswhatallows the joints in theelbows,ankles,kneesand hips to move with freedom. Without cartilage, the bones rub against one another with each movement and cause extreme pain. As the cartilage breaks down, so doesthebone,andastheshapeofthe jointchanges itbecomesevenmoredifficult for it to function smoothly. Furthermore, the ligaments and tendons around the joint will often stiffen, and the muscles surrounding the joint will weaken, making it altogether more difficult and painful to move. While arthritis pain typically develops gradually, the realization of what you are dealingwithcanstillcomeasashock. Insomecircumstancesthepaincanappear more abruptly, especially when the pain develops in association with a change in weather or other environmental circumstance. Learn more about how you can naturally relieve arthritis pain, visit our website at premiertherapycenters.com or call the clinic nearest you today!
When you experience an injury, dealing with the pain that comes as part of the aftermath isexpected.Whilerecoveringfroman injurycanbepainful,youcanfind comfort in theknowledge that thepain is temporary.Asyourbodyhealsandgoes throughthemotionsofbuildingmusclemassand improvingflexibility,withphysical therapy,youknowthat intimeyouwillfeel likeyourselfagain.Thisknowledgegives you something to work towards, and helps the pain be 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 insteaddevelopsovertimeasaresultofchronicuse,orevenasaresultofgenetic 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
There isa lotofcurrentresearchtryingtounderstandwhatpreciselycausesarthritis todevelop insomepeople,andnot inothers.Everyoneuses their jointseveryday, andwhile itmakessensethatsomuchpressurewouldcausepaintodevelopover time, it doesn’t explain why the pain develops when and where it does, and why it happens to some people and not to others.
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