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Don’t fear Arthritis, fight it
By
Emoha Elder Care

Arthritis is caused due to inflammation of joints, which leads to pain and stiffness and it cannot be just associated with old age, but even kids and children can get affected by it.

1 out of every 6 people in India today suffer from some form of arthritis.

Arthritis is caused due to inflammation of joints, which leads to pain and stiffness and it cannot be just associated with old age, but even kids and children can get affected by it.

While there about a 100 different kinds of arthritis, the two most common types of arthritis are, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Osteoarthritis:

This is more common among elders and occurs due to obesity and ageing joints. Sometimes, even joint injuries lead to osteoarthritis. In simple language, it is the “wear and tear” of your joint’s cartilage when they are overused. Cartilage is the slippery material that covers the ends of the bones. When this coating erodes it makes movement painful which eventually results in osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis can affect any joint, but most commonly it damages joints in hands, knees, spine and hips.

Rheumatoid Arthritis:

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease meaning, when the immune system attacks the tissues of the body, which leads to inflammation.

Rheumatoid Arthritis not only affects your joints but also damages other parts of the body such as heart, skin, eyes, salivary glands, blood vessels, bone marrow, kidneys and lungs.

At the onset, Rheumatoid Arthritis affects smaller joints first, like the joints that attach hands to fingers and feet to toes. In its later stages, symptoms spread to ankles, elbows, knees, shoulders and hips.  
The prevalence of Rheumatoid Arthritis is more common in women than men.

SYMPTOMS:

Depending on the type of arthritis, the warning signs and symptoms may include:

  • Pain: A deep, aching pain in the affected area or joint is the most common arthritis symptom.
  • Stiffness: One might feel stiffness in the affected area such as fingers, feet and hips after a long period of physical inactivity.
  • Swelling: The pain may be accompanied by another arthritis symptom of mild swelling on the affected area.
  • Decreased range of motion: You will feel restriction when trying to move your joint through its full range of motion.
  • Fatigue, fever and loss of appetite are also of arthritis symptoms that should not be ignored.

Scientists are yet to find a permanent cure for arthritis. However, if you experience any of the above-mentioned arthritis symptoms, get yourself diagnosed. If it’s diagnosed in its early stage then permanent damage of the joint can be avoided with the help of proper medication and therapy.

At Emoha, we help elders with arthritis live more comfortably by providing professional healthcare support as well as assistance with their daily errands. The Emoha Assure Care plan offers regular visits by a doctor and physiotherapist as well as four hours of support for your daily chores and errands.  Some elders living with arthritis often need extra support with their activities of daily living (ADLs). At Emoha, we also offer verified and trained care partners (Attendants) and Care Angels (nurses) who can assist with daily exercise, medication, and activities.  Living with arthritis can be very painful but at Emoha we try to ensure it doesn’t limit your life.  Don’t fear arthritis, fight it!

Are you also experiencing any of the above-mentioned arthritis symptoms? If yes, kindly visit a doctor at the earliest or feel free to call us at our 24x7 helpline at 1800-123-445555.


 

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