How to Manage Arthritis

Posted by Chelsea Shaffer on 3/4/2019 to For Your Comfort
How to Manage Arthritis

Arthritis is one of the most common diseases in the United States with nearly 3 million cases per year. This disease causes inflammation in (usually) multiple joints, creating chronic pain and stiffness that can worsen with age. Arthritis cannot be cured but it can be treated thoroughly, ensuring that minimal pain and damage is done to our bodies.

What is Arthritis?

There are two main types of Arthritis and that is Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of this disease, it can cause damage to joint cartilage. With enough damage to the cartilage, bone begins to grind on bone and can cause severe pain and discomfort. For this case, medical treatments include physical therapy and proper medications to ease discomfort; but neither of these things can work miracles.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is similar in the fact that the treatment is relatively the same with different medications being the only real difference. With Rheumatoid Arthritis, the immune system attacks the membrane that encloses the joints. This can destroy cartilage and bone within any joint affected and like Osteoarthritis, it is not curable.

Treatment

Besides the usual physical therapy and medications treatment, the only other way to properly manage this disease is by creating an adaptive lifestyle. This could mean using different, adaptive utensils or it could mean using specialty wraps and braces. Arthritis is commonly found in the elbow and often a simple compression wrap doesn’t do anything for the discomfort, but the Push med Elbow Brace can take its place. It’s designed to prevent overstretching and painful use of the joint, providing an easy-to-use design that includes a zipper for taking the brace off.

Other common areas that Arthritis affects are the ankles and wrists, but just like the elbow brace, there are braces for these areas as well. The Push med Aquei Ankle Brace provides strong support for improved stability and does not impair walking ability, it can be found in three sizes for an accurate and comfortable fit.

For the wrists, the Push med Wrist Brace is a unique immobilizer, providing people with arthritis wrist pain a comfortable solution. This wrist support is easy to put on and remove with one hand, so there’s no hassle like other braces or wraps. This wrist brace is designed to fit the contours of the wrist and hand, avoiding pressure to sensitive areas. The elastic band allows the wearer to adjust the support and this can be found in four sizes, with options for the left or right hand upon purchase.

Arthritis is a lifelong battle that’s mostly spent going uphill, but sometimes we can get ahead of it by doing the right therapies and providing the right treatments. Stay ahead of Arthritis by taking preventive measures and by using proper techniques to treat joint pain.

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