Arthritis Treatment & Prevention

**Understanding Arthritis: Types, Symptoms, and Management**

Arthritis is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide, causing joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. It is not a single disease but rather a term that covers over 100 different joint-related conditions. The most common types are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

**Causes and Risk Factors**

The causes of arthritis vary depending on the type. OA, the most prevalent form, results from wear and tear of the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones, commonly due to aging or injury. RA, an autoimmune disorder, occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints’ lining.

Risk factors for arthritis include age, family history, previous joint injuries, obesity, and in the case of RA, being female and smoking.


Symptoms of arthritis can develop gradually or suddenly. Common signs include:

– Joint pain and tenderness
– Stiffness, especially in the morning
– Swelling in joints
– Reduced range of motion

These symptoms can significantly impact daily activities and quality of life.

**Diagnosis and Treatment**

Medical professionals diagnose arthritis through patient history, physical examinations, imaging tests (like X-rays or MRI), and lab tests. While there is no cure for most types of arthritis, there are various treatments available to help manage the condition. These include:

– Medications: Pain relievers, anti-inflammatory drugs, and in some cases, immune system suppressants.
– Physical therapy: Exercises to strengthen muscles around the joints, increase flexibility, and reduce pain.
– Lifestyle modifications: Weight management, a balanced diet rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, and avoiding activities that exert excessive stress on joints.
– Surgery: In severe cases, joint repair, replacement, or fusion surgery might be recommended.

**Living with Arthritis**

Managing arthritis is about maintaining a balance between rest and activity. Regular, gentle exercise helps keep joints flexible. Heat and cold therapies can relieve pain and reduce swelling. Stress-reduction techniques and joining a support group can also provide emotional support.

Advancements in medical research are continuously providing new treatments and therapies to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis. Education and proactive management of the condition are key to minimizing its impact.

Arthritis presents challenges, but with the right approach, individuals can lead active, fulfilling lives. It’s important to consult healthcare professionals for a tailored management plan.

Arthritis is not a result of a medication shortage.  It is a byproduct of the body no longer interacting appropriately with its environment.  Although some things can be avoided in our environment this would be the equivalent of putting a bandaid over a sliver, the problem might be covered but it is still there. Symptoms tell us when something is out of balance in our bodies so we can work to fix it. Contact us today to try nomoSIK for your arthritis.

It is important to note that the NOMOSIK therapy has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease.  It specifically tests and treats for neuro-physiological imbalances in the body.  Please see reviews of the amazing recoveries patients have noted with their illness and allergies following treatment of these imbalances.  These treatments do not constitute the practice of medicine and are intended solely for the purpose of addressing muskulo-skelital conditions through alternative therapeutic means.

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