Arthritis is a very common ailment but not very well understood. In essence, arthritis is an inflammation of your joints. A person can have arthritis in one joint or multiple joints. It is not a single disease, rather, “arthritis” means joint pain or joint disease.
There are more than hundreds of different types of arthritis, or joint disease, and related conditions. They each have various causes and different ways of treatment.
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability and can affect people of different ages, sex, and race. According to studies, more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis. Women are more prone to this disease. It also occurs more commonly and worsens as people get older.
There are two most common types of arthritis:
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Symptoms of Arthritis
The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which usually develop within a span of time. In some cases, they may also appear without warning. While arthritis can also develop in children and younger adults, it is most commonly observed in adults of 65 years of age. Also, this ailment is more typical in women than in men and overweight people. Some symptoms may include:
- Joint pain
- Decreased range of motion
- Redness of the skin around the affected joint
- Feeling tired
- Loss of appetite due to inflammation
- May become anemic
- Slight fever
ANF Therapy® helps with Arthritis PainTreatments for arthritis vary according to the type. The main goal and priority are to address the symptoms and improve the quality of life of the patient. It is important to reduce the amount of pain the person is experiencing as well as prevent further damage to the affected joint. ANF Therapy® can help in reducing the pain. With the application of the ANF Discs on the painful area, the range of movement can be improved. Patient statement
“I have severe Rheumatoid Arthritis. After applying the discs for the first time I could barely feel the pain. Range of movement on my knees and ankles was also much better.” – the ANF patient;
For people suffering from arthritis, improving joint function and range of movement is also vital. Patients can opt to do physical therapy. It is a core component of arthritis treatment to help strengthen the muscles in and around the joints. If you already tried several treatments, but still have severe pain, ANF Therapy® can help you. Contact us for more information.