Homeopathic Treatment for Arthritis

Arthritis is a general term for numerous conditions that affect bone joints; scientists do not know exactly what cause arthritis. Some think the disease is genetic-something that is inherited from your parents. Other think arthritis is caused by infection, obesity, bone damage, or another disease. Regardless of the cause or type of arthritis, people with arthritis experience chronic pain and swelling in their joints.

More than 46 million people in the United States – and about 300 million people worldwide – suffer from arthritis. Many people think arthritis is a disease that older people get as their joints wear down. It is true that the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis mostly affects people aged sixty and older. But people of any age can develop arthritis. In fact, more than 25,000 children in United States have one of several forms of the disease. Together these forms are called juvenile arthritis. Some young People develop osteoarthritis, but the most common form of juvenile arthritis is JRA. There are two main types of arthritis – osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. They are quite different from each other. Osteoarthritis is a condition that occurs when cartilage that covers the ends of bones in the joints breaks down and wears away. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease caused by problems with the body’s immune system.

Rheumatoid arthritis can come on gradually or suddenly, and usually develops simultaneously on both sides of the body with painful inflammation, tender swelling, stiffness, contractures, and thickening or nodules around the joints. Homeopathy is often helpful for relieving pain and stiffness. A constitutional remedy, with the guidance of an experienced homeopath, is often the best approach for dealing with chronic conditions.

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