Arthritis Pain Relief

Written by Norene Anderson
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There are millions in need of some type of arthritis pain relief. The two basic types of arthritis are the age-related osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, which affects juveniles and younger adults. Arthritis is used to describe pain related to inflammation of a joint. If left untreated or uncontrolled, the joint may become damaged. This is the reason that many people require joint replacement in the knee, hip, or other affected joints.

The secondary arthritis conditions are not as familiar or well known. Arthritis may be a result of Crohn's disease, Behcet's disease, acromegaly, Lupus, Lyme disease, or many other conditions. Psoriatic arthritis may result from psoriasis and gonococcal arthritis may result from gonorrhea.

Medical and Supplemental Arthritis Pain Relief

In order to have arthritis pain relief, it is necessary to define the cause of the inflammation. It is not enough just to treat the joint pain. A complete physical with lab work and diagnostic testing should be done to find any underlying cause of the disease. Once the root of the inflammatory process is identified, it will be easier to develop a plan of action.

Some anti-inflammatory medications have been removed from the market due to questionable side effects. While there are still some NSAIDs available that are quite effective for inflammatory pain, many are turning to herbal medicines and supplements. There are juice supplements, herbal wraps, and many other alternative medicine treatments available that are marketed for relieving the pain and discomfort of arthritis.

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