What You Need to Know About Arthritis

This is just some information that you may need to know when dealing with arthritis.

Types

1.Degenerative Arthritis
2.Inflammatory Arthritis
3.Infective Arthritis

Most common Arthritis

  1. Osteoarthritis- caused by obesity, aging joints, and previous injuries.
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis- affects small joints in the hands and feet, causing crippling deformities.
  3. Fibromyalgia- constant fatigue, deep muscle pain, and depression.

The Major affect Arthritis has on families and marriages

As a young child you depend on your parents a lot. But if one works and the other has arthritis, things can get hard. This can limit the help a parent gives to his or her child. Depending on where the arthritis is, it will decrease the movement of the patient. The parent cannot interact with the child as much and engage in activities with him or her. A parent needs to make sure the child knows that arthritis is not a fatal disease and let them know that everything is under control.

As a child gets older they may have more questions about the disease. The teen may be become lazier and less willing to help. This is when a parent needs there help with medications, pains, etc.

Sometimes a child can get arthritis and then it is the parent's responsibility to take care of them. A parent can either be an ignorer or a smotherer. An ignorer is someone who ignores the problem until it becomes bad. A smotherer is someone who is super cautious about there child and watches every step.

Top 3 ways to treat Arthritis

  1. Physical Therapy- This restores the strength in your muscles to relieve or stop the pain. A physical therapist uses special techniques to relieve pain.
  2. Heat and Cold Therapy- This will heat up your joints to increase the blood flow and loosen them up.
  3. Hydrotherapy- This therapy uses hot tubs and whirlpools to loosen tight joints and relieve some of the pressure. This is one of the most relaxing techniques.