HOW TO MANAGE YOUR ARTHRITIS AND JOINT PAIN?
As you get older, you may notice that your knees pop when you stand quickly or that your fingers stiffen after a long period minimal use. If you have any of these problems, you're not alone. It is because of an autoimmune disease that develops when the body's immune system mistakenly attacks the joints. The thin membrane that surrounds joints is attacked by the body, causing fluid and immune complexes to build up and inflame. These immune complexes can cause the pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis when they build up in the joints.
Arthritis is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of disorders that affect your joints. It's a degenerative disorder that can cause excruciating pain and inflammation. Around 54 million individuals worldwide suffer from arthritis, with 25% of those suffering from severe joint pain.
Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
In the joints of the fingers, there is pain, swelling, discomfort, rigidity, and deformity. You also can experience
- Unintentional weight loss
- Under the skin, nodules or stiff lumps
- Urinary system infections regularly