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Friday, March 11, 2011



There are several types of arthritis. All of them involve pain, usually due to inflammation of one of more joints. This pain affects the ability to move freely. Scientists are confounded as to the reason it occurs and they offer little information on how to prevent or stop it. More than 55, 000,000 Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and related conditions, including gout, fibromyalgia, bursitis, lupus, scleroderma, Lyme disease, and several more.

The areas most often affected are found in the movable or synovial joints at the fingers, wrists, elbows, hips, knees, toes, back, and shoulders. The joints in the neck can also be painful. These boney areas usually have fluid and a smooth rubbery cartilage for protection during body movements. Once this cushion of protection is damaged the joint may rub on bone or cause swelling and pain.

Osteoarthritis is the most common type to develop past the age of sixty, sometimes earlier but rarely before forty. It is a result of wear and tear, the aging body, diet and lifestyle.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis often called an autoimmune disorder. It is its-self attacking its-self, damaging cartilage and tissues in and around the joints. It creates stiffness, swelling, fatigue, weight loss, fever and crippling pain. It can be caused by bacterial, viral, or fungal infection of a joint. It travels through the blood stream, from the infection site, to a joint. The infection starts as redness, swelling and tenderness. It affects 71,000 young adults and most of these are females under the age of sixteen.

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis. It occurs most often in over-weight people who drink alcohol and eat rich foods with lots of meat choices. This causes deposits of crystallized uric acid salt in the join -- swelling appears next, redness, a feeling of hot heat, and extreme pain.

Allchristie Massage Spa offer therapists who care for you and about you. Now for the relief: Change the foods you eat. Eat alkaline foods and avoid acidic foods. Eat sulfur rich foods such as asparagus, eggs, garlic and onions. Eat fresh vegetables, whole grains, oatmeal, brown rice, fish, soybean products, avocados, pineapple, and non-acidic fresh fruits. You can eat flax seeds, oat bran, and rice bran ground up finely, every day. Avoid peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, and white potatoes. Take a vitamin and mineral supplement daily with no iron in the formula.

Since drugs do not always help everyone to reduce or relieve their pain, a gentle massage, using essential oils, with light pressure will relieve the pains and provide the warm feeling of being cared for.

Try a nice warm morning bath to give the joints better movement.
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