Arthritis doesn’t discriminate

by Josh

Arthritis doesn’t discriminate

It ispossible for people to feel the pain and their low mood is too much tomanage.* A study, conducted into arthritis,depression and suicide inFinland between the years of 1988 and 2000 with around one thousand six hundredparticipants, showed that there was a need for more understanding towardspatients with these two conditions. Researchers felt people who suffer painfrom arthritis who have depression/anxiety might be more likely to attemptsuicide. The researchers found the rate of suicide or attempted suicide washigher amongst females. Males were morelikely to make a suicide attempt after a shorter period of suffering. Forpeople who overdose on medications, a recovery fromoverdose iscompletely possible.

My left hand thumb gets stiffened after a moment of rest, and gets loosened only when I apply hot water to it. Also the arthritis pains get relieved (for about a week) anytime I use malaria drugs (Chloroquine). Later I was advised not to use Chloroquine again because of it’s reaction on my body. The pains on my hip joints and stiffening of the fingers became more when I started feeling deadness on my right leg (the thigh) – as if there is no flow of blood therein. On my left leg also, the FEMUR/PELIS joint grinds when I am walking. What do I do? I am 56 years.Arthritis


Arthritis doesn’t discriminate; it doesn’t care if you’re human or canine, the effects are the same. There may come a time when you notice he just isn’t as spry as he used to be, or has trouble getting up after laying down for a while. He may seem a bit grumpy when usually he’s a very happy dog. These could be signs of arthritis. As a matter of fact, arthritis affects a whopping one in five adult dogs in the U.S. and is one of the most common ailments veterinarians see. Signs of arthritis in dogs

Exercising aerobically can bepositive for pain control as it not only helps with joint pain, but can aidrelaxation and help to keep the cardiovascular system in good shape. Aerobic exercise also increases the body’sendorphins and serotonin. These hormonesnot only help with chronic inflammation, but also can improve one’s mood.Doctors recommend exercise like walking, swimming or even gentle movement(Tai-Chi classes). These types ofexercise may be extremely beneficial in keeping the joints flexible and freefrom pain. Doctors often encourageproper rest, relaxation and calming the mind in addition to exercise. The Missouri Arthritis and Osteoporosis Program offers severaltypes of exercise.

As with strength training, it is important to approach aerobic exercise slowly and progress gradually. Depending on your current fitness level, you may want to start with as little as two minutes of activity, three times per day and work your way up to a single 20-30 minute session, three to five times per week. Listen to your body. If you experience pain that lasts longer than one hour after exercise or notice increased swelling/weakness and decreased range of motion, modify your exercise routine or check with your healthcare provider. The Arthritis Foundation has developed in-class programs and exercise DVDs to help individuals with arthritis exercise safely and effectively.

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