There are numerous types of arthritis with osteoarthritis being the most common. This occurs when the cartilage between the bones wears down causing inflammation of the synovial membrane and can also cause excessive wear and tear on the bones and joints.
There are many causes of osteoarthritis including over weight, trauma, infections, abnormal biomechanical compensations, which causes more stress on some joint than others. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs where your bodies immune system starts fighting itself. Gender, age, family history, genetics and environmental triggers and obesity are some of the causes.
There are numerous medications to treat many forms of arthritis but unfortunately none of them cure it. They also have numerous side effects. Natural remedies may include natural anti inflammatories like turmeric, ginger, Epsom baths, magnesium, dandelion leaves, blackstap molasses, white willow tea and of course regular exercise. Numerous oils including extra virgin olive oil, plant oils with GLA, and fish oils with EPA and DHA.
Ensuring that the muscles and joints remain relaxed and mobile are also highly recommended and can prevent further degeneration of the joints. Osteopaths are one such health profession that treats and monitors all forms of arthritis to ensure you live a happy and healthy quality of life.
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Disclaimer: The content of this blog is informative only and is my opinion. It does not constitute medical advice. Always consult your GP or medical specialist before changing or coming off any medication.