Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid Gout Dengue Chikungunya Treatment
Arthritis is inflammation of joints as it happens in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Symptoms of arthritis include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion. Arthritis is a commonly misunderstood disease. Severe form of arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to do daily activities and make it difficult to walk or climb stairs. It can cause permanent joint damage. These changes may be visible, such as knobby finger joints, but often the damage can only be seen on X-ray. Some types of arthritis also affect other organs like the heart, eyes, lungs, kidneys and skin as well as the joints. Arthritis can be different types according to cause.
The most common type of arthritis is Osteoarthritis. When the slick, cushioning surface on the ends of bones called cartilage – wears away, and body is not able heal itself, bone rubs against bone, causing pain, swelling and stiffness. With passage of time, joints can lose strength and pain may become chronic. Excess weight, family history, age and previous injury are risk factors.
When the symptoms of osteoarthritis are mild or moderate, they can be managed by – balancing activity with rest, regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, strengthening the muscles, around the joint for added support, analgesics and avoiding excessive repetitive movements. Most important and effective treatment of pain at this stage is acupuncture.
When joint symptoms are severe, causing limited mobility and affecting quality of life, joint replacement may be necessary if above management strategies fail. Staying active, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding injury and repetitive movements may prevent or postpone pain of osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis treatment in Nashik is routinely and successfully carried out by Dr Pardeshi Acupuncture pain Therapy.
US National Library of Medicine www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2810544/ quotes –
“…Ten trials representing 1456 participants met the inclusion criteria and were analyzed. These studies provide evidence that acupuncture is an effective treatment for pain and physical dysfunction associated with osteoarthritis of the knee.”
Immune system of our body protects us from exogenous factors therefore a healthy immune system is protective. It generates internal inflammation to get rid of microbes and foreign bodies and prevent disease. In inflammatory arthritis like Rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis examples the immune system can mistakenly attack the joints with uncontrolled inflammation, potentially causing erosion of joint and damage. Combination of genetics and environmental factors can trigger autoimmunity.
In autoimmune and inflammatory types of arthritis, early diagnosis and aggressive treatment is important. Management to slow down disease activity can help minimize or even prevent permanent joint damage. Goal of may be achieved through the use of one or more medications known as disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). The goal of treatment is to reduce pain, improve function, and prevent further joint damage.
Pain of rheumatoid arthritis can be relived significantly by Dr Pardeshi Acupuncture Pain Therapy.
“The more studies that come in showing the drop in inflammatory markers through acupuncture treatments, the more rheumatologists will take note,” says Starkey. In a 2010 Mayo Clinic survey, 54% of rheumatologists said they would recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment.”
When body breaks down Purines, a substance found in human cells and in many foods Uric acid is formed. Some people have raised levels of uric acid because either they are produced in excess or excreted slowly. In some people the uric acid can builds up and forms needle-like crystals in the joint, resulting in sudden spikes of extreme joint pain, or a gout attack. Gout can become chronic, causing ongoing pain and disability.
Substantial relief can be obtained for gout treatment by Dr Pardeshi Acupuncture Pain Therapy in Nashik.
British Medical Journal aim.bmj.com/content/18/1/29 quotes –
“A case history is discussed illustrating the treatment and a series of 10 patients is reported in which there is a 70% success in reducing the chronic level of serum uric acid and the frequency of acute attacks.”
Arthritis in Dengue and Chikungunya
Persistent joint and muscular pain during and after Dengue and Chikungunya is common. This reactive arthritis means that you develop inflammation in joints after you have had an infection in some other part of the body. Other symptoms usually develop in addition to the arthritis. Symptoms commonly last 3-6 months sometimes for years. In some cases the arthritis persists long-term. Anti-inflammatory medicines usually ease the pain. Dr Pardeshi Acupuncture pain Therapy is quite effective in shortening pain period by treatment of Dengue and Chikungunya.
Management of Arthritis
Most important aim of management of arthritis is to preserve joint function, mobility and quality of life. Knowing about the disease and treatment options, making time for physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight are essential. Arthritis treatment in Nashik can be availed from Dr Pardeshi Acupuncture Pain Therapy.