Types of Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint, which can include infiltration of inflammatory cells (monocytes), synovial hyperplasia, bone erosion and new bone formation, narrowing of the joint space, and ankylosis of the joint.

 

 

Types of Arthritis Pain:

 

Juvenile arthritis

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JRA) can cause persistent joint pain, swelling and stiffness. Some children may experience symptoms for only a few months, while others have symptoms for the rest of their lives. Some types of juvenile idiopathic arthritis can cause serious complications, such as growth problems, joint damage and eye inflammation. Treatment focuses on controlling pain and inflammation, improving function, and preventing joint damage.

 

Tips:

  • Heat application during passive exercises
  • Apply Mountain Ice Pain Gel once in morning and before bed
  • Take adequate iron, protein, calcium, and caloric intake
  • Activity, as tolerated

 

 

Osteoarthritis:

The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease characterized by damage to the articular cartilage, changes in subchondral and marginal bone, synovitis and capsular thickening, typically affecting weight bearing joints (knee and hips). Pain in osteoarthritis is localized and use-related, occurring during movement or weight bearing.

 

Tips:

  • Improve mobility
  • Apply Mountain Ice Pain gel on inflamed area once in morning and before bed
  • Physical therapy
  • Assistive mobility devices and Mobility aids

Stages of Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis:

 

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease of the synovium that leads to an inflammatory poly-arthritis. It is characterized by the symmetrical pattern of affected joints and by morning stiffness, joint swelling and tenderness. Pain in rheumatoid arthritis improves with movement.

 

Tips:

  • Get adequate sleep (8 to 10 hours every night).
  • Apply Mountain Ice Pain gel on inflamed area once in morning and before bed
  • Range-of-motion (ROM) exercises and carefully individualized therapeutic exercises
  • Moist heat application
  • Frequent rest periods between activities
Rheumatoid arthritis

Gout:

Gout represents one of the most painful forms of arthritis. A metabolic disorder with high blood levels of uric acid (hyperuricemia) and crystal deposits, gout is characterized by recurrent episodes of acute arthritis resulting from deposits of needle-like crystals of uric acid in the joints. The metatarsophalangeal joint (big toe) is typically affected, but other joints can be involved as well, including the knee.

 

 Tips:

  • Local application of cold
  • Apply Mountain Ice Pain Gel to inflamed area as needed during attack. Avoid if skin is damaged or contains open wound.
  • Weight loss, if indicated by doctor
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Sparing use of purine-rich foods (such as anchovies, liver, sardines, cod fish, trout, and haddock)
  • Bed rest (in acute attack)

Gout Arthritis

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