Inflammation of one ormore joints.
Symptoms include pain in joint and limited functions of joints.
Affect men, women, and children.
Arthritis types vary from organ to organ. The main disease falls into two common types, degenerative arthritis like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Most of the common symptoms thatarise are pain, stiffness and swelling in joints.
Detailed Arthritis Symptoms
Joint pain can be a result of injury affecting ligaments, bursae or tendons surrounding the joint. The injury can lead to damage to ligaments, cartilage and bone joints.Common symptoms include:
- Joint redness
- Joint swelling
- Joint tenderness
- Joint warmth
- Locking of the joint
- Loss of motion of the joint
- Stiffness and weakness.
RA is a chronic auto-immune disease that causes the body’s immune system to attack its own tissues, including the delicate tissues that encapsulate most joints. The disease normally affects the wrists, knuckles,balls of the feet and or knees, but can affect any joint in the body.
The RA progress over time and the disease shows the following:
- Ayurveda Therapies
- Synovial Tissue becomes inflamed.
The RA is characterized by inflammation ofthe synovial fluid. The inflammation of synovial tissue causes pain, stiffness and swelling in joints. This is called synovitis.
- Pannus tissue forms.
Inflammation in the tissue causes the cells to divide and multiply causing the synovial tissue to thicken resulting in swelling and pain. As cell division continues cell growth expands to the joint space. This is termed as pannus or rheumatoid pannus.
- Cartilage and other joint tissues damaged by accident or other activities.
The pannuscells release enzymes that damage the cartilage and underlying bone. The damage alters or can alter the alignments,leading to further pain anddeformities.