Although arthritis is a very common condition, it’s not very well understood. Not a disease in itself, arthritis is a term referring to joint pain or joint disease in general. There are more than 100 different types and it’s estimated that more than 50 million adults in the US have some form of arthritis. Arthritis is more common in women, however joint pain and disease occurs more frequently as people get older regardless of gender. Among all causes of disability in the United States, arthritis is the leader
Osteoarthritis is the most common type, with its main characteristic being degeneration of cartridge, which is the soft tissue between the joints.
According to the Osteo Relief Institute, the main factors for the onset of osteoarthritis include being overweight, previous injuries, family history, and, of course, age. Even though osteoarthritis is degenerative and incurable. Osteo Relief Institute recommends patients make a commitment to self-management as an important component to minimize the speed and impact of the condition. There are several elements in the self-management of arthritis, and if these techniques are combined, the chances for relief are greater.
Among self-management, lifestyle changes include quitting smoking and following a weight loss regimen. Adjusting your sitting position frequently while reading, watching TV, or at work. Also, it’s important to do some mild stretching before bedtime to feel less stiff in the morning.
Regarding exercise, choose routines that will build muscle around your joints but not putting stress on the joints themselves. Low-impact exercises such as walking, cycling, and swimming will not only aid in weight loss, but will also improve mood.
Most importantly, Osteo Relief Institute is here to help you along the way, including the latest physical therapy and medical options, so the patient can manage their Osteoarthritis as best as possible.
When it comes to osteoarthritis, finding a good doctor is priority One. The Osteo Relief Institute is committed to helping patients avoid surgery with safe and effective treatments that require little downtime. Osteo Relief Institute uses the latest state-of-the-art technology to give a patient lasting pain relief.
Headquartered in San Diego, each Osteo Relief Institute office is independently owned and operated with locations throughout the US.