What is Arthritis
Arthritis is a disease which affects the joints in the body. There are many different forms of arthritis the most common being osteoarthritis, which generally affects people who are over 60 years of age. Rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive joint disorder which is more common in women between the ages of 25 to 50 but can also affect anyone.
Arthritis is caused by a inflammation of the bodies joints which causes pain, general
stiffness. The pain caused by arthritis can be severe or chronic. Arthritis causes inflammation and damages the cartilage tissue between the joints. The cartilage tissue is what helps the joints to move smoothly. When the tissue is damage the joints are very painful and often the sufferer cannot move the joint without severe pain.
How to treat arthritis pain
There are a number of drugs available that can be prescribed by a doctor for arthritis pain, however they will not cure the condition.
There are a number of alternative treatments for arthritis pain, including the use of a
transcutaneous electrical nerve machine or tens machine.
A tens machine basically works by blocking the pain signals that travel to the brain and can also encourage your body to produce more of its natural pain relieving chemicals. A tens machines works by placing a seris of pads onto the area of pain, and then a small electrical charge is send into the pad from a small device. This signal
basically stops the pain signals being sent to your brain. The results from using a tens pain machine are almost instant, and a tens machine can be used for as long as you need.
For more information regarding a tens machine, including how they work have a look
Further reading on Arthritis
Natural arthritis treatments offer an alternative for those who want to avoid the dangers of prescription anti-inflammatory drugs such as Vioxx, Celebrex, Bextra and other medications.
You can live with rheumatoid arthritis.