Arthritis is a condition that affects many people in different ways and can be debilitating, and other kinds of arthritis can present unique challenges.
Arthritis is a common condition that can cause joint pain and inflammation but the two most common are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that happens when the body’s immune system attacks the joints. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease occurring when the cartilage in the joints breaks down.
Arthritis can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints, and the knee is one of the most affected areas. Arthritis in the knee is the most common type of arthritis, affecting over 10 million Americans. Arthritis can profoundly impact a person’s quality of life, making everyday activities such as walking or opening a jar painful or difficult.
The emotional toll of living with chronic pain can also be significant, leading to depression and anxiety. Treating autoimmune diseases like arthritis can be difficult, as there is not always a clear-cut cause or cure. However, there are many ways to manage the symptoms of arthritis and improve quality of life.
First, staying active and keeping your joints moving is an integral part of keeping your joints healthy and strong. Eating a nutritious diet and getting quality rest is also important. These things will help to keep your body strong and healthy, and they will also help reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis.
Seniors are especially at risk for arthritis. As their aging bodies change, joints begin to weaken, leading to more pain and discomfort. Managing the symptoms of arthritis vary depending on the type of arthritis and its severity. Often, a combination of treatments is necessary to find relief.
Heritage Wood of Minooka is a supportive and active assisted living community, and we are here to help you manage your arthritis. Call 815-467-2837 and ask about our commitment to Touching Lives.
Heritage Wood of Minooka
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Minooka, IL 60447