Arthritis is a disorder of bone and muscle joints and its immediate complications are sharp pain, inflammation of joints, and acute difficulty in movement. In medical terminology joint pain due to arthritis is called arthralgia. In advanced stage of arthritis, patients may suffer from internal organs’ inflammation which may cause immense suffering and complete disability of movement.
Multiple types of arthritis are observed, although basic pattern and complication for all types of arthritis remain almost same. However arthritis treatment process may vary from one type to another, subject to prognosis of the specific type.
Most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs due to wear and tear of cartilage and rheumatoid arthritis is caused due to an overactive immunity system. However complete cure for arthritis is not possible but with proper arthritis treatment, care, and timely monitoring, this life style disease can be absolutely checked.
Arthritis treatment largely depends on the location of pain, intensity of pain, physical condition of the patient, and the treatment schedule varies from one patient to another. General treatment procedures include regular exercise, pain medication at initial stage, certain home remedies; in severe cases surgical intervention might be required. In some specific situations arthritis treatment program includes weight reduction and some restrictions on movement so that the affected joints and ligament can avert stress and strain. In case of rheumatoid arthritis treatment, pain supplement, nutrition supplements, and exercise are prescribed with suggestion of life style modification.
Local application of heat and cold compress alternatively, is another great way for treatment of joint inflammation and swelling caused.
For rheumatoid arthritis treatment, over-the-counter food supplements like chondroitin and glucosamine are often prescribed although the actual medicinal benefits out of these food supplements are not clinically proven yet.
Fish oil is often prescribed as a type of dietary supplementation for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis as fish oil works as natural antidote for inflammation and swelling of bone And muscle joints. Besides fish oil and exercise, consumption of green vegetables and natural fiber enriched diet helps in controlling the intensity of the disease.
It has been observed that obesity is one of the passive triggers of arthritis. Therefore weight reduction is also an efficient natural method for arthritis treatment.