Arthritis

Arthritis pain is serious stuff.

Arthritis refers to diseases that cause pain, swelling and limited movement in joint and connective tissue. Arthritis pain doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying life. Know your symptoms and different ways to treat mild arthritic pain with the information below.

Causes
The cause of many forms of arthritis is not currently known but scientists are researching what factors may contribute to arthritis such as genetics, lifestyle, and environment. There are certain factors that make people more at risk of arthritis. Obesity can contribute to the onset and progression of knee osteoarthritis. Joint injuries and infection can also raise the risk of developing arthritis in that specific joint.

Symptoms
People with arthritis feel pain and stiffness around and associated with one or more joints. Arthritis is not a chronic disease so symptoms may come and go over time.

Treatment
OTC medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen. Goody’s® Extra Strength Headache Powder utilizes the combination of aspirin, acetaminophen, and caffeine to combat headache pain.

  • For minor arthritis pain use an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory like aspirin or acetaminophen (such as Goody's® Back & Body Pain).
  • Physical activity can assist in relieving arthritis pain as well as improve overall health and well-being. Low impact exercises performed at a slow to moderate pace are best for individuals with arthritis.
  • For osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis consult your doctor for treatment.

 

Arthritis doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of medication and a few life style changes, you can successfully relieve your minor arthritis pain.

Arthritis – FAQ. Center for Disease Control and Prevention Web Site. Available at:
https://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/faqs.htm Accessed August 22, 2016.

Heath Topics – Arthritis. MedlinePlus Web Site. Available at:
https://medlineplus.gov/arthritis.html