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Arthritis Pain Relief: Natural is Best
As you read this page, more than 50 million Americans are suffering from chronic pain caused by arthritis. A new case is identified every 33 seconds—and that doesn’t even begin to count the Americans who just live with the problem, never seeking a formal diagnosis from any doctor.
We tend to think of arthritis as a condition limited to older people. And certainly the incidence of arthritis does increase with age. Still, the shocking truth is: nearly 3 out of every 5 Americans who live with arthritis pain are under age 65.
Common forms of arthritis
Researchers now agree that the name arthritis (which comes from Latin, meaning disease of the joints) is actually a catch-all phrase, a “code word”for over 100 different conditions. The one symptom they all share is stiff, swollen, painful joints.
Here are just a few of the conditions that fall under this disease umbrella.
- Osteoarthritis (sometimes called “wear-and-tear arthritis”) is the most common form of the disease. It means that the slippery, shock-absorbing film that should help bones glide easily against each other has started to dry up. Bones rub too tightly together and that friction is the source of the pain. Eventually, bone spurs can develop. That’s what causes the misshapen look that we associate with arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is more common among women than men and your risk definitely increases with age. By age 65, half of all Americans suffer from it. In the majority of cases, it involves not just pain but limited motion as well. And it tends to attack the knee joints and hip joints first.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune condition that causes the body to attack its own soft tissues and joints. Rheumatoid arthritis most commonly affects hands and feet. It can also cause elbow, shoulder and neck problems; and joint swelling is often quite pronounced.
- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) is also an autoimmune condition, but it tends to affect children and adolescents. There is a broad spectrum of JRA, with some patients having just one joint involved, and others having many problems. The most commonly involved joint in JRA is the knee.
- Gout, sometimes called “the rich man’s disease,” is a form of arthritis caused by the build-up of uric acid. When the body’s acid levels get too high, urate crystals travel through the blood and settle in joints and tendons. Before long inflammation and pain begin.
Treating arthritis with aspirin and prescription pain killers? Beware the dangers.
At least initially, a majority of arthritis sufferers—regardless of their genetically-influenced pain tolerance—rely on aspirin and other over-the-counter pain relief products. Beware: the body acclimates to these drugs and before long it takes twice as much to get the same level of relief. This can be a major problem because of the serious health risks associated with over-the-counter brands.
Over the long-term, prescription pain killers are not a better solution because they are so highly addictive. In fact, one recent U.S. study finds that 85% of American women and 79% of men who enter treatment for narcotic addiction report that they were first exposed to the drug through a prescription to treat pain.
Natural arthritis pain relief is possible.
More and more doctors, nurse practitioners and physical therapists around the country are encouraging their patients to adopt an anti-arthritis diet, exercise regularly and incorporate nutritional supplements into their personal health regimen. There are also topical herbal pain relief products available that can give powerful, temporary relief. One of the best is Premiere’s Pain Spray, a natural pain relief spray that soothes arthritis pain and sore joints.
A favorite nationwide for over 20 years, Pain Spray is also a natural solution to back pain relief (lower back pain and upper back pain), neck pain, shoulder pain, shingles pain, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia, pinched nerves, tendinitis and muscle sprain. Relief comes within second and lasts 4-5 hours.