Inflammation in the joints of knees, shoulders, elbow, wrist, fingers, hips and so on is treated as arthritis. Pain in different areas of hands is not treated as arthritis is there are no joints. Pain in joints may not always be due to arthritis, it can be due to other parts which are surrounding the joints like tendons, muscles, ligaments, cartilage and bursae. Arthritis may be caused due to several factors like injury, metabolism disorders, poor diet, tonsils, infections and so on. Several risk factors like age, gender, inheritance, obesity, dislocation of joints increase the risk of arthritis.
People with arthritis have symptoms like pain and inflammation in the joints, stiffness, difficulty moving joints, deformity along with common symptoms like fever, depression, sleeping disorders, fatigue, weight loss, loss of appetite, grating sounds in joints and so on. The symptoms differ from person to person depending on the type of arthritis.
There are more than 100 forms of Arthritis, most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis, infectious arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout.
It is mainly caused due to wear and tear of cartilage and joint tissues. Aging injury and obesity can increase the risk of osteoarthritis in many people. It is described as degeneration of cartilage and formation of bony lumps in the joints. Common symptoms of osteoarthritis include joint stiffness, pain and loss of movement. Pain and attack increase with weather changes.
Infectious arthritis is also known as septic arthritis, it is mainly caused due to infection from bacteria and fungus. When bacteria or other germs enter the joints due to injury or wound it leads to infectious arthritis. In infectious arthritis large joints in the body like knees and hip get affected. The joints become painful, inflamed, red and tender.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
RA is a chronic inflammatory disease in which the joints cartilage, synovial membranes, muscles, and ligaments are involved. It is an auto immune disorder. The symptoms include pain, swelling, warmth around the joints and discomfort. Unhealthy diet, slow metabolism and digestive disorders increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis.
Inflammation of joints in hands, feet and toe due to elevated uric acid levels is treated as Gout. Purine rich food increase uric acid levels in the body and leads to Gout. Elevated uric acid levels leads to formation of urate crystals in the join which causes pain and inflammation in joints.
- Few other forms of arthritis are juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), polyarthritic rheumatoid, lupus arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and so on.
- Few other factors which may influence arthritis are focal infectious agent, synovial fluid, acid base imbalance, weather and so on.
The food beneficial for arthritis includes fresh fruits and vegetables, poultry, oily fish, whole grains, nuts, seeds, omega 3 fatty acids and so on. Foods that worsen arthritis are dairy products, saturated and Tran’s fat and gluten foods.
Homeopathy treatment for arthritis
Homeopathy treatment for arthritis works by treating the underlying root cause of the problem. Homeopathy for arthritis uses natural remedies which are safe and efficiently controls the symptoms of arthritis. Homeopathy along with treatment for arthritis also provides health tips for arthritis. These homeopathy health tips assist in arthritis control. These tips include diet tips, exercises and also the foods that should be avoided. Homeopathy based on the symptoms, theory of individualization and also based on the past history of the individual provides treatment. Homeopathy not just controls arthritis but aims to improve overall wellbeing of the individuals.