Fucoidan Health News January: Tips for Joint Health – Ease Your Arthritis Pain
Tips for Joint Health: Ease Your Arthritis Pain
When I started noticing my fingers were getting stiff and swollen in the morning I never imagined that I had Arthritis. I was only 34!! (Jodie)
Squatting, taking the stairs, or carrying objects may seem easy for most of us but they could be torture for people having arthritis. Many people assume that Arthritis is an illness that causes in elderly people. However, there are many types of arthritis and some of them can occur at any age.
Arthritis is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world. There are 24% (about 58.5 million people) of Americans suffering from arthritis with the pain and immobility caused by it. Thus affecting their quality of life, and even resulting in depression and anxiety.
3 Types of Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
This refers to the gradual wear and tear of the joints. Osteoarthritis is usually caused by injured joint tissues or joint deterioration prompting the joint to grate with pain, tenderness, and stiffness. It is most commonly seen in the hand, the arm, the hip, and the knee. The elderly and women are more at risk for this type of arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, and this long-term condition affects different joints in the body but is commonly found in the hand. People with rheumatoid arthritis usually experience swollen, painful, and stiff joints and sometimes disabilities. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can happen at any age. However, its most commonly occurs from the 30s and 50s, and 75% of patients are women.
Another common type of arthritis is gout; it happens when urate crystals accumulate in the joint. Mostly found in people aged 40 or above, frequent drinking and eating purine-rich food such as offal and shellfish are two main risk factors. As uric acid flows downward, gout affects the lower joints in the body causing inflammation, redness and intense pain and even walking abnormalities.
Living with Arthritis…
Even when there is no total cure for arthritis, treatments have improved significantly. So it is possible to ease your pain and preserve your joints affected by arthritis, with proper care.
Umi No Shizuku supports anyone living with arthritis.