As a result, there is just general treatment to reduce these symptoms, so many people with the disease lose their joint's function. According to the BMJ, "globally, rheumatoid arthritis was ranked as the [42nd] highest contributor to global disability. " Throughout history, many physicians tried to describe rheumatoid arthritis and gave it an accurate name. The first physician that noticed the disease was Landré Beauvais, who examined patients with severe joint pain and then hypothesized that these people had an uncharacterized condition, which Landré named “Primary Asthenic Gout.”  Although
Arthritis Is Not What You Think There are a lot of misconceptions behind arthritis. When you hear the word “arthritis,” you may have a variety of images that appear in the back of your mind. An old man with his cane, crouched over in pain, or a little old lady who is not able to lift her hands high enough up so that she can brush her hair, so she hobbles into the salon to get her hair styled may be at the forefront of what you are seeing. The truth is a lot nastier than that. Let me paint a picture of what arthritis is likely to look like: A college pitcher, who is in the middle of dinner with his teammates and coach, celebrating a big victory over their rival school, sneaking off to the bathroom to roll his shoulder and stretch, because it
• Once the infection reaches a joint, the joint cannot protect itself from the invading bacterium, virus, or fungus. • The body’s reaction to an infection in the joint includes inflammation, increased pressure, and reduced blood flow to the joint. This also adds to the damage of the joint. Risk factors for septic arthritis • Artificial joint implants • Bacterial infection somewhere else in your body • Presence of bacteria in your blood • Chronic illness or disease (such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and sickle cell
Moreover, there is an increasing risk with age of being affected by rheumatoid arthritis and thus many adults ages 40 and above are suffering from increasing pain of their muscles and decreasing quality of their social life. Although many elderly people spend a lot of time and money to alleviate the rheumatic pain and yet still fail and suffer from the painful effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis at ages 50 and above, the researchers still believe that it can be prevented through proper diet, regular exercise and habitual intake of vitamins that strengthen the joints. I. Rheumatic Arthritis brings so many problems among the lives of the elderly citizens. A. They had to spend a lot of time for medication to ease their sufferings.
INTRODUCTION Osteoarthritis of knee joint is supposed to be the most prevalent chronic joint disease. The incidence of osteoarthritis of knee is on a rise because of many factors like complex mechanics of knee joint, high prevalence of obesity and increased life expectancy which leads to increase in number of older individuals. Knee joint is subjected to excessive stress as it is used in almost all activities of daily living. Knee is important for activities like walking, climbing stairs, and rising from a chair, sitting, squatting and other activities. Chronic pain of knee joint may cause inability to perform daily activities.
Internationally, the epidemiology of asthma shows that the disease varies greatly in different regions around the world. Such variation results from distinct genetic, environmental and occupational risk factors (Smith, 2017). However, the prevalence appears to be reaching a plateau in high-income countries, whereas prevalence continues to rise in low and middle-income countries (Smith, 2017). Worldwide, it is estimated that there are about 334 million people who have asthma, and there are about 250, 000 deaths attributed to such disease each year (Smith, 2017). The prevalence of asthma is continuing to grow, and as a matter of fact, it is estimated that by 2015, the overall prevalence of asthma shall increase by 100 million (Smith,
Osteoarthritis (OA) is an inflammatory condition associated with a degenerative process (99). This inflammatory condition clinically manifests as arthralgia, which is defined as pain and tenderness in the joint capsule and/or the synovial lining of the TMJ. In OA, the patient may report joint pain in the preauricular area, crepitus during jaw movements, and limited range of motion, whereas in osteoarthrosis, degenerative changes are similar with OA, but it is a noninflammatory condition (102). Degenerative changes may be unilateral or bilateral and has a strong preference for women. It is estimated that approximately 15 % of the world’s population suffer from osteoarthritis
Physical signs of aging are not the only issues to worry about as these are merely part of the aging process. It is only to be expected that the likelihood of both minor and major ailments increases with age and unfortunately with them, minor or major pain as well. The easier way out is to rely on medications and drugs to handle pains but there are holistic or natural ways to manage them too. Doing so will better ensure we do not feel old and we’ll end up aging well; not just aging back. The Pain Burden Ailments such as arthritis, angina or neuropathic pain are common with older people.
According to the Arthritis Foundation signs of rheumatoid arthritis include morning soreness joint pain, which I currently both have. I have talked with my mom about possible solutions and one day I might have to use a medication to reduce joint pain. Her method of therapy is exercise, which according to the Arthritis Foundation can be very beneficial to delay and even prevent joint issues. Beneficial exercise include stretching, yoga, weight training, and cardio. Through my mom’s knowledge of her own health and through the studies by medical professionals I can do what I enjoy and know its beneficial for me now and