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Our hands are the most flexible parts of our body because of the number of joints. They are also primarily made of cartilage. Both qualities allow our hands to bend, twist and turn in almost any direction. However, this also makes our hands vulnerable to osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects the joints. The cartilage that connects the bones has worn out which causes bones to directly rub each other when the hand moves. Osteoarthritis usually occurs in three parts: the base of the thumb, which connects the latter to the wrist joint, the joint of the hand that is closest to the fingertip, and the joint at the middle of the finger.
Arthritis has been stereotyped with “old age condition”, causing pain, fatigue and weakness in the affected muscles and joints.
There are several types of arthritis. Some can be serious and life-threatening due to their effects on the body. One such type of arthritis is ankylosing spondylitis (AS). This mostly affects the spine, causing it to become inflamed and results in stiffness and pain from the neck down to the buttocks.
For many years, it was thought that osteoarthritis flare ups could not be affected by your diet, or exercising.
But science is ever-expanding and our understanding of this unique ailment is deepening by the day.
Recent research shows that inflammatory diseases and the flare ups they entail can in fact be affected – either in a negative or a positive way – through diet and exercise.
This is very good news because it means that those formerly ‘stuck’ with this ailment are no longer constrained and can actually experience relief and alleviation from the pain and suffering of osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis, a condition characterized by disabling joint pains, impairs millions of individuals across the globe. It is not a big surprise why many resort to whatever they think work for their condition; from medication, to therapy, online cures, to snake venom, yes snake venom!
Today we look at ten effective approaches toward managing your osteoarthritis pain.