joint inflammation" a general term for over 100 joint disorders with symptoms from mild aches and pains to severe swelling and crippling pain. Good nutrition can play a
big part in controlling arthritis.
Your joints, remarkable and elaborate hinges, are cushioned by cartilage. They're held together with various other tissues, including muscles and tendons. Lubrication is in the form of called
If you have osteoarthritis, the kind that most frequently coincides with aging, the cartilage around the joints starts to thin down or disappear. Overuse may be the root of the problem. Obesity may contribute to
the development of osteoarthritis in weight-bearing joints.
Rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory disease, is far less common, and equally painful. With some people, the onset begins between the ages of 30 and 40, but more
often it starts when people are between the ages of 40 and 60. For reasons that aren't fully understood, your body's immune system attacks your own joints, which start to suffer consequences.
For osteoarthritis, there are many
tactics that can help hold off pain and maintain mobility. Some of these strategies might help people with rheumatoid arthritis as well. It all hinges on staying active.
Aromatherapy complements other treatments for arthritis. Essential oils that benefit arthritis include basil, lemon, eucalyptus ginger, black pepper. These oils can ease pain and
discomfort, reduce swelling, and relieve sore muscles.
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