Your body’s joints are not like the joints of a robot. They can’t be oiled when they feel stiff. Yet, the joints in your body are mechanical parts, and when they no longer move easily and smoothly, they do not work effectively and comfortably.
But what causes the pain? What causes the stiffness? And what can you do about it?
You first need to understand that a medical condition like arthritis exists. The word “arthritis” is as meaningful as the word “infection. And just as there are over a hundred different types of infection, there are over a hundred different types of arthritis.
If you have symptoms of arthritis, you need to read this article till the end. We have shared all the information about arthritis in detail that will help you tackle it better.
Have a look.
Causes of Arthritis
The causes of your arthritis may be known or unknown. Although research has made great advances in the past few decades, much about the causes of arthritis remains a mystery. Yet you can take many steps to control arthritis.
Physicians know that certain medications, including aspirin, help reduce inflammation and thus provide relief from pain. Other medications may inhibit the progress of rheumatoid arthritis. Physical therapy and exercise are often recommended to keep joints and muscles mobile and strong.
Weight loss is frequently recommended when arthritis affects weight joints. In some cases, surgery may provide relief and enables people to lead healthier, productive lives. Proper diet, relaxation, and a good mental attitude are also components of all treatment plans.
Based on the results of your examinations and tests, your diagnosis will include your individualized treatment plan. You will be advised to work closely with your physician to learn how to combine medication, exercise, diet, and relaxation in your lifestyle to help yourself towards health.
Diagnosis and Treatment
The first step involves a complete health history and examination. Diagnosis of arthritis is not easy because many of the signs and symptoms are similar in several arthritic diseases.
Your physician may employ blood, urine, and joint fluid tests along with X-rays and other examinations. These tests will help your physician make a diagnosis.
Can a Good Diet Help Cure Arthritis?
The answer is both yes and no. No special foods or diets can cure arthritis or make it go away. However, helping you deal with other related problems (such as being overweight) and helping you feel more fit and energetic proper nutrition can help you cope better with arthritis.
Gout is an exception. It is the only form of arthritis in which diet may be a factor.
In all forms of arthritis, the most helpful diet is a normal diet that is nourishing and well-balanced. Good nutrition is important to good health for everyone. For someone who has arthritis, good meals and nutritious food are even more important to help the body cope with the stresses of this long-term disease.
Your physician will help you with personal diet concerns such as maintaining proper weight and making adjustments in your diet to counteract the possible side effects of some medications.
How CDPAP Can Help
Often in a disease like kidney pain or arthritis, you’d want someone close to you to take care of you.
If you’re from New York and have an active Medicaid plan, you can choose to hire a personal caregiver. All you need to do is contact a Fiscal Intermediary associated with CDPAP. They will assign a caregiver from your home and pay them so that they take your best care.
Arthritis can be emotionally, mentally, and physically taxing. You can help yourself a great deal if you eat a varied, nourishing diet.
If you think you need help, consider contacting a licensed home care agency.
Hope this helps!