Is Arthritis Curable? | Top 7 Questions Patients Ask The Doctor

I’ve often been asked. Is Arthritis really curable? Okay! Let’s not be rude! It is actually not curable, but it’s preventable to some extent. And, if you’re keen about your health, you can actually delay the progression of the disease naturally. There are many options to Naturally Heal Arthritis, but it’s up to your joints, which one feels appealing to them!

Top FAQ’s on Arthritis – Prevention, Cure, Treatment & Home Remedies

I have painful swollen joints. I have heard about Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis. What is the basic difference between the two?

Not landing into details, if you have swollen joints, this may range from Rheumatoid Arthritis to Osteo Arthritis. The two of them varies significantly. Rheumatoid is an autoimmune disease, while Osteoarthritis is caused due to wearing and tearing of the joint structures. Autoimmune problems are complex genetic makeups, that are beyond the human control. Such disorders can never be cured permanently, but if generous lifestyle improvement measures are taken, the patient is less likely to fall off!

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I’m 35 years old! Can I get arthritis at this age?

Most diagnosed arthritis problems start at a very early age. The process doesn’t make it in 2 days. Though arthritis mainly affects the elderly population, but it can happen sooner. This can happen if you’ve had some history of joint injuries in the near past. Genes play a vital role too, as stated above.

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What exercises will benefit the arthritis patients?

Improving your flexibility will certainly avoid you from joint replacement surgery. Major exercises you can include in your daily routine are the strength training exercises and moderate jogging or running. The reason for this is, the stronger the muscles around your joints, the greater the pressure they take off those joints. Moreover, gentle stretching of the muscles around the joints improves your flexibility. Furthermore, these strength training exercises increases your range of motion. You can try yoga for relaxation and holistic healing.

Do I have to take any precautions before I exercise?

That’s obvious! The best part of this workout is to listen to your joints! Pain is a clear signal to stop what you’re doing—immediately. I would suggest you to start with a mild warm up before heading towards any major exercise.

What can I do anything to prevent arthritis?

Unfortunately, there is no 100% cure to arthritis disease, and prevention remains the only hope. Best things you can do are-

1) Work out regularly and stay active;

2) Maintain a healthy lifestyle and check your weight; and

3) Prevent injuries to your joints, especially to the Knee cartilage

Are there foods that ease arthritis pain?

It is recommended that servings of anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids such as Salmon, Flaxseed, Omega-3-fortified eggs, and Walnuts. Spices like, Ginger and Turmeric appear to possess anti-inflammatory properties too. Vegetables, such as Broccoli, Asparagus, Blue Berries, Vitamin C rich fruits, Olive oil, Beta Cryptoxanthin rich foods like, Pumpkin, Papayas, and Apricots are the best available foods to heal Arthritis. Furthermore, avoid red meat, dairy products , saturated fats and high sugar content foods.

What are the best recommended home remedies that actually help?

Massaging with Eucalyptus oil and soaking your feet in Epsom salt solution may render your aching joints, pain free for a while. Alternatively, you must add ginger in your tea and turmeric in your dinner recipes, to gain benefit over the Arthritis pain.

Conclusion

Not everything mentioned here will work for you, thus you must ensure proper medical help in case of pain crisis and severe deformities. Summing up the most important questions that the Arthritis patients seek, Arthritis is NOT curable! However, it should be kept in mind, prevention is better than cure!

Dr Navneet Goyal

Dr Navneet Goyal is an Anesthesiologist Doctor, Internet Entreprenuer, Self-taught Marketer, SEO and a Growth Hacker! He has also learnt Web Designing, Lead Management, Digital Marketing & Financial Planning through various resources. His goal is to enhance the current Education model into a Motivational Driven Self Learning Platform.
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